i-PAL focuses teachers and parents on the individual child’s physical, artistic, social-emotional, and intellectual development.
Teachers and parents develop and support a personalized educational path that responds to the individuality of each student’s strengths, needs, interests and aspirations.
About Continuous Learning and Growth
Through i-PAL students develop the motivation to initiate their own learning and strive for challenging learning goals.
Through i-PAL students are helped to become self-directed learners who are able to demonstrate, articulate, and evaluate what they learn and what they want to learn.
i-PAL encourages collaboration in order to maximize the power of multiple minds in reaching excellence.
Through i-PAL parents and educators become partners in supporting students to reach their potential.
Students are provided with opportunities for independent and collaborative learning in which they interact, ask critical questions, problem solve and learn how to make decisions togethers.
The principles of personalized learning support children to learn through active participation; to learn in a variety of ways; and to learn at different rates.
With i-PAL we group for instruction so as to meet the learning needs of a small group of students. Our grouping is flexible and changes as the needs of groups of students change.
About Social-Emotional Development
The divisional organization of AIM, Exploratory, Development, and Middle School and High School, acknowledges the different stages of child development and provides developmentally appropriate instruction to each of the different stages.
Our Wellness program encompasses Values Education, Character Counts, service learning and community services. This way the students are taught things such as peaceful problem solving, tolerance and acceptance of diversity.
About Flexible and Varied Teaching
With i-PAL, teaching and grouping strategies respond to student interests and needs.
With i-PAL we emphasize common learning outcomes but allow for different ways of reaching the outcome. The focus is what has to be learned and there are a number of ways things can be learned.
About Learning Outcomes
i-PAL focuses on what students actually learn rather than what we teach.
With i-PAL our curriculum is about learning outcomes, what skills we want the students to be able to show us they have learned by the end of the year. We also establish benchmarks along the way so we can give feedback regarding their progress.
About Using Technology to Achieve 21st Century Skills
i-PAL incorporates technology in all areas of the student learning.
Under i-PAL, technology is used, among other things, to appreciate and understand multiculturalism.
About Serving the Community
i-PAL provides the platform by which our students learn by doing to “Serve with Excellence”.
i-PAL Leads to the understanding that life is about contributing to make the world a better place for all.
Multiculturalism is embedded in our educational programs by developing awareness and understanding, among our students, of different issues facing our world and learning to respect and celebrate the diversity of peoples, places and customs from Mexico and around the world, our planet Earth, its natural resources and environment, as well as developing digital citizenship and literacy.
The academic program at AIM is more than core and supporting subjects; rather it ensures that our students attain the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century. Designed as a spiral curriculum, students have the opportunity to revisit key concepts and skills while at the same time pursuing deeper and more complex applications of the same.
We are committed to providing each athlete with an enjoyable learning experience. Students participate in sports to have fun while competing with others. Although playing to win is important, the greatest reward is attained through competing with honor, practicing good sportsmanship and being humble both in victory and in defeat. Lessons for life are learned in AIM’s courts and fields.
Our Technology Curriculum equips students for their current and future digital lives. It develops their ability to use digital tools wisely and effectively, using higher order thinking skills to face challenges and to implement solutions. These skills involve critical examination and understanding of the ethical and social issues related to global awareness in the use of information and communications technology.
The general goals of the Wellness Department are to strengthen AIM students´ character integrally by developing their values and social and emotional skills, as well as ensuring they care for their physical body. In this way, they become conscientious and capable of making responsible and constructive decisions to promote their own well-being and that of the community.
Each area of the Fine Arts Program: Music, Visual Arts, Dance and Drama, maximizes our students’ artistic potential by developing their talents through different forms of art. Our comprehensive and well-structured Fine Arts education program engages students in a process that helps them develop self-discipline, group work, and the motivation necessary for self-esteem and success for life in a global context.