Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to the American International School of Johannesburg’s Pretoria Campus.
The purpose of this booklet is to introduce you to our program of studies for the 2020-21 academic year. The Middle School strives to ensure that each student achieves his or her educational and personal potential. Our learning community works hard to do so in the context of the extensive cognitive, social, emotional and physical development that a student will experience during these early years of adolescence.
The program of studies reflects high expectations for academic achievement. The program also represents a deep understanding of the importance of a caring and supportive learning environment during the middle school years. We aim to provide structure and clear boundaries in our learning program, while at the same time, encouraging exploration. Our goal is to take advantage of the intellectual power of this group of learners and their drive to belong, while appreciating the different gifts and needs of each individual student.
On the following pages you will find descriptions of the core classes and elective courses. Students enroll in eight courses that occur across a rotating two-day schedule. Six of the eight are required: Physical Education, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and World Language. The other two courses are elective courses which offer a range of possibilities from the arts, technology and athletics.
We look forward to working with your child and all middle school students.
Dr. Amy Parish
Pretoria Campus Principal
Ms. Roz Whaley
Pretoria Campus Assistant Principal