Academics at AISL
The American International School of Lagos, Nigeria, has established curriculum standards and learning outcomes in all content areas based on the US National and IBO Standards.
In order to maintain high academic standards, a curriculum director is in charge of monitoring and revising the curriculum. The review, based on current research, follows a five-year cycle. Teachers, administrators, and parents are involved in the decision making process. Open forums are conducted to inform parents and gain feedback regarding curriculum. To prepare students to achieve at their highest levels, the curriculum is designed to promote integration with technology and other subject areas. Community resources and Internet access, as well as hands-on and cooperative activities are planned to encourage the development of a positive attitude toward learning. An integral part of the AISL program is the school library containing over 25,000 volumes in addition to computerized technology for use in research.
The goal of the American International School of Lagos is to ensure a rigorous, updated curriculum that meets the needs of our international student body.
All AISL standards are posted on our web site and can be accessed by our Web link. Examination of these documents along with the published calendar provides parents, students and interested parties with a thorough description of a student’s year of study.
Formal conferences are held bi-annually while parents and teachers schedule informal meetings as necessary. Report cards are sent home twice a year in Pre Kindergarten and three times a year in the elementary grades K to 5. Grades 6 to 12 follow a semester grading period with two grading periods in the academic school year.
Students in grades K-10 take the reading and math sections of the Measurements of Academic Progress twice a year to measure growth and set learning goals. Parents are provided with a summary of their child’s achievement, and the faculty reviews individual and grade level scores to identify areas of strength and weakness in the AISL curriculum. Students in grades 10 and 11 take the PSAT each year and students participating in the IB Diploma Program sit their exams during the month of May. AISL is also an authorized SAT testing center.