An AIS-R global citizen possesses the understandings, skills, values, and mindset to take meaningful action in creating a more inclusive, sustainable, and peaceful world.
Global citizenship lies at the heart of the AIS-R Mission, Eagle Honor Code and the IB Mission. At AIS-R, students are educated and inspired to be responsible, productive and ethical global citizens. The IB Mission aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better, more peaceful world, through intercultural understanding and respect.
International-mindedness hinges upon being open to multiple possibilities and perspectives, thinking globally in order to act locally, and seeing ourselves as members of the human race as well as a local community. This era of increased global interconnectedness promises unprecedented possibilities for interaction and enhancement of mutual understanding and respect. We seek to be open to these possibilities by nurturing the dispositions and habits of mind that support international-mindedness and "glocal" thinking. AIS-R does this through its Mission in action - the AIS-R Eagle Honor Code.
Education for international-mindedness relies on the development of authentic learning environments that value the world as the broadest context for learning, and on the application of shared knowledge - the legacy of humankind - to solve global issues. The AIS-R community consists of students, parents, faculty and staff from 60 nationalities, and together forms a global learning community that understands that other people, with their different perspectives, can also be right.
AIS-R is a school that continues to learn and improve in the ways in which it delivers a 21st century global education, which is why in the fall of 2015 it embarked on a two-year process toward Global Citizenship Certification with the Council of International Schools (CIS). This collaborative, project-based learning involves the planning and implementation of six K-12 projects that aim to enhance the school community’s intercultural competence and commitment to global citizenship. This is AIS-R’s next evolution in its commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. The leadership team along with faculty members formed project teams, met with CIS evaluators to review proposals, completed action steps, shared with stakeholders, submitted progress reports and reflections, completed the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and subsequent Debrief, created a working definition of global citizenship, submitted final project reports and prepared for the CIS Presentation Visit in March of 2017. In May of 2017, AIS-R was awarded with Global Citizenship Certification and looks ahead to the next steps for the six K-12 projects and in enhancing global citizenship learning for all.
AIS-R has also established a group of EAGLE Ambassador students from Grades 3-12 who model and develop the skills, understandings and attitudes of the global citizen as they welcome new families, support events like the PTSO International Festival and engage in international conferences like MUN.