The Middle School offers a variety of technology classes to include Introduction to Technology, offered to grade six students; Photoshop and Premier Pro, offered to grade seven and eight; and Advanced Multi Media for only grade eight students. These classes provide students with experience in photography, movie making and video production while building foundational knowledge on which they can draw during their tenure in middle school.
Fine and Performing Arts
At AIS-R Middle School, we are very proud of our Fine and Performing Arts program. The classes offered include art, band, orchestra and choir. The students are able to select the specific art form they are interested in and then will spend the next academic year learning and improving their craft. Each class offers multiple opportunities for presentation and performance. These classes often combine efforts to create wonderful events such as You, Me, Community Day and the middle school play.
Foreign languages provided at AIS-R are Arabic, French and Spanish. The initial year of language will delve into the basics of grammar, specific language nuances and some culture of the region in which it is spoken. Students are required to take a language for all three middle school years. We feel that this builds a foundation for their future language study in high school.
Physical Education and Health
The Middle School Physical and Health Education program will inspire students to the benefits of an active and balanced lifestyle. Exploration of activity and sport from around the world, instruction on effective athletic techniques, and empowerment in making healthy choices will provide a foundation from which students will excel in their lives.
We are committed to guiding students to the power of educated choices and the fun of activity, whether competitive or cooperative, team or individual. One important key to the success in this program is student responsibility.
Physical & Health Education at AIS-R is a subject in which student participation is emphasized. Participation for all students, regardless of ability or personal experience, is the major focus and expectation of the program. Lessons and units are planned to help students increase their athletic abilities and classroom learning in a positive, supportive setting. It is our goal to provide a physically challenging and emotionally positive experience for all.
Students in the Physical Education program will learn many of the following activities:
- Track and Field
- Flag Football
- Floor Hockey
- Team Handball
- Minor Games
- Wall Climbing
Middle School students in Health Education will learn about the following topics related to personal and lifetime wellness:
- Personal Responsibility and Decision Making
- Physical Fitness
- Personal Safety and First Aid
- Growth and Development
- Conflict Resolution & Violence Prevention
- Social Health
- Mental and Emotional Health
- Stress Management
- Substance Abuse Prevention