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Mission & Goals

Mission

The mission of SAIS is to provide a progressive American style learning environment where all students develop and apply the knowledge, skills and habits of mind necessary for academic, workplace and personal success anywhere in the world.

 

 

Core Values

Integrity: We are honorable in all our personal and community actions

IdentityEach member of our community has a unique personality, interests, and needs.

Innovation: We know that solving meaningful problems requires opportunity, support, skills, experience, creativity and resilience.

Interdependence: We work with and learn from each other, what we say and do always affects another.

Independence: We strive to be responsible, self managing and self starting.

Intellect: Thinking, reasoning and understanding are critical to making our lives meaningful.



Goals

l  All teachers design quality project based experiences that require students to be immersed in the process of learning: exploring, discussing,      designing, reflecting and refining. Projects are based on national standards.

l  Each student's learning is personalized according to readiness level, experience, interests and skill.

l  All students have multiple opportunities to present their learning to an authentic audience and receive appropriate feedback from community        experts as well as in the classroom.

l  All students are taught to read, write, speak and listen in English just as students in the United States would be.

lStudents, staff and faculty work together to make our school a safe, engaging, rigorous, learning environment.


Our Expected Student Learning Results (ESLRs)

Through Project-Based Learning, SAIS students learn the following Habits of Mind:


1. Persisting

2. Managing Impulsivity 

3. Listening with Understanding and Empathy 

4. Thinking Flexibly 

5. Thinking about Thinking (Meta-cognition) 

6. Striving for Accuracy 

7. Questioning and Posing Problems 

8. Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations 

9. Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision

10. Gathering Data through All Senses 

11. Creating, Imagining, Innovating 

12. Responding with Wonderment and Awe 

13. Taking Responsible Risks 

14. Finding Humor 

15. Thinking Interdependently 

16. Remaining Open to Continuous Learning