The mission of AISZ is to build character and skills for futures rich with promise. In developing the AISZ Learning Ecosystem, we’ve framed our work within the three main pillars of the Common Ground Collaborative: conceptual learning, competency learning, and character learning. Through inquiry-based methodologies and an integrated approach, our commitment to innovative education comes to life.
At AISZ, every student will become an expert in his or her learning. Every student is known, advocated for and supported. Every student personalizes learning and pursues dreams.
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High School (Grades 9-12) experience a broad 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 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.
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In alignment with our Mission and Vision, and our Student Impact Goals, the American International School of Zagreb recognizes the importance of languages in promoting cultural diversity as well as a person’s identity. At AISZ we believe it is essential to maintain and encourage the development of our students’ mother tongues since it supports further language acquisition and further cognitive development. At AISZ we are proud to say that our students have over 20 mother tongues.
AISZ encourages students to continue building literacy in their Mother Tongue (MT) and offers several options of personalizing schedules for MT learning. Students can take MT classes during school hours, after school hours, or a combination of synchronous and asynchronous virtual classes. In Middle School the MT classes are scheduled back to back with Global Perspectives/Croatian, while in High School they are scheduled during Communications and Media/ Croatian Literature block. The information about taking mother tongue class can be included, in the form of a comment, on the report card. AISZ helps by providing recommendations for different MT teachers/tutors, but final arrangements regarding schedule and payments are done directly by.parents.
In the IB DP program students can earn a bilingual diploma if they take two Language A classes. . AISZ offers English, Croatian, French and German Language A classes (condition to number of interested students) and students can take a self-taught Language A class in many other languages (so far we had students taking Chinese, Norvegian, Danish, German, French, Korean…self-taught Language A classes).
For further information please contact Mother Tongue program coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or World Languages department facilitator email@example.com
For further information about IBDP Language A choices in grades 11 and 12 please contact IB diploma coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org