English as an Additional Language
As a small school, we strive to design an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program tailored to individual student needs.
Prior to acceptance as a full time student at AISZ, students may be required to take the Versant placement (an English proficiency assessment) test to determine if the prospective student's English level is sufficient for the coursework and entry to the school.
The expectation for the coursework is that students will do grade-level appropriate work with minimal alterations. Students who need more support will have a combination of in class and outside of class enrichment with a teacher. (Please note these adjustments may impact scheduling of classes).
As the student progresses with English, the support will decrease until that student is able to work independently with class material. This will be determined by conversations with the EAL specialist and teachers as well as by their English proficiency scores.
If AISZ cannot provide adequate services for the student's level of English, he/she may not be admitted to the school.