El Alsson American Elementary School offers an English language based American program, which provides a firm foundation in the core curriculum areas of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. The core curriculum is administered using American textbooks and American resources, and is closely aligned to effect a smooth transition into the American Middle School. The American Elementary School continually monitors student progress and adjusts teaching strategies and modifies curriculum in order for all students to achieve success. Reading is an integral part of success in any language or curriculum. We are committed to encourage our students to develop and instill in them a love of reading, which will continue throughout their years at El Alsson and beyond. The American Elementary School provides each child with the tools required to reach their academic potential and be happy, considerate members of our learning community.

During their time in the Elementary School students study the following subjects:
In English:
• Language Arts
• Math
• Science
• Computer Science
• Social Studies
• Art
• Music
• Physical Education (PE)
• French

• Character Education

In Arabic:
• Social Studies
• Arabic language
• Religion (Islam or Christianity)

The American School is fully accredited through Advanced & The North Central Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI ).

 

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Assessment & Reporting

 

Class teachers carefully track the individual progress of the children, both social and academic. Praise of success and encouragement to keep trying are essential tools. Students are encouraged to think for themselves and become independent learners. Students are assessed through continuous assessment (assessment for learning) against the benchmarks set out in our curriculum and against American standards.

Reports are issued three times a year (trimesters) to inform parents of their child’s ongoing progress. Parents are also encouraged to attend our bi – annual parent – teacher meeting days and are welcome to make appointments to discuss their child’s progress throughout the year. We value our strong teacher – parent relationship.

 

Please click on the links below to view the American Elementary Curriculum outlines & standards. You will also find links to the websites associated with the textbooks we use in the American Elementary School of El Alsson. There are resources, games, and support information contained within these websites. We suggest that you take some time to explore each site and grade level specific information which pertains to the grade of your child/children. If you have questions about the curriculum, please direct them to the Vice-Principal- Academic and Assessment.

Language Arts:

We use the Common Core Standards

The books we use are “Journeys by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt”

Math:

We use Go Math

We use the Common Core Standards

We use books by Houghton Mifflin.

Science:

Next Generations Science Standards (NGSS)

HP Science by Harcourt School Publishers

http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/science2009/wooden_desk_na.html

Social Studies:

Social Studies Topics

Character Education:

Character Education Overview

Physical Education:

Physical Education Curriculum Overview