High school students at AISZ experience a broad and balanced range of subjects. Students are expected to engage in structured and student-directed inquiries in each subject. They continue to learn through complex tasks and are asked to self-monitor, self-manage and self-modify. Reflection is an important part of learning. High school students are expected to be independent inquirers.
Units of learning focus on strengthening conceptual understanding, knowledge, skills and attitudes. Authentic assessment is used for learning and improving what students know, understand and can do. Opportunities to make connections between subjects are provided, giving students real-world experiences in problem-solving through complex assessment tasks.
In the high school, students are given choices each year in Arts and Design. Grades 9 and 10 students may spend a semester exploring an art course and a semester in a design course.