Our Curriculum

ASM’s mission “to foster excellence through critical thinking and creativity; build resilience and character; promote responsible, global citizenship; and encourage lifelong learning” along with our Profile of the Graduate aims are the foundation for our curricular and co-curricular program.

We believe that students learn best when we can educate the whole child by incorporating academic, creative, social and emotional learning domains into our curriculum.  The educational environment we foster at ASM is clearly revealed in our Goals and to help achieve these we maintain small student-teacher ratios to maximize opportunities for individualized, differentiated instruction.  We provide a standards-based education for all of our students based on the AERO (American Education Reaches Out) framework and have incorporated character education at all levels and throughout our program.  AERO standards and our Understanding by Design planning methodology assist us in providing a comprehensive, engaging, and student centered program that focuses on developing the whole child.

The ASM high school program emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills; the development of trilingual linguistic abilities; and the application of knowledge to new situations, character education, and global awareness. We offer a university preparatory curriculum that challenges students to be responsible world citizens who think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively in three languages, are known for their characters, and are lifelong learners.

All students are required to take our core curriculum based on the five major academic areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies and foreign languages. This core college-preparatory curriculum is enhanced by a variety of elective courses. Students are academically challenged with our Advanced Placement courses offered in the major academic areas throughout their sophomore to senior years.

The ASM high school program offers students a unique educational experience which offers challenging academic courses, character education, and co-curricular opportunities designed to engage and enrich the specific needs, interests, talents, and aspirations of our student population. Our students are challenged, supported, and nurtured by experienced, qualified educators to achieve their full potential as young adults and future global leaders.