The Lower School Student Success Program includes the counseling department, our Eagle Learner and Academic Coaches, as well as our English Language Learner model. AIS-R’s Lower School Student Success Program seeks to:
- Help children feel safe and a sense of connection (belonging and significance) (relationships)
- Foster and maintain mutual respect and encouragement (engagement)
- Be effective long-term (Considers what the child is thinking, feeling, learning, and deciding about himself/herself and his world) (meaningful)
- Teach, model, practice, expect and feedback effective social, emotional, and behavioral skills life skills (positive emotions)
- Invite children to discover how capable they are (accomplishment)
To meet the above, AIS-R’s Lower School has adopted the methods and practices of the five social emotional competencies outlined by CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) as well as the science and research of the 5 elements of Positive Psychology: Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, & Achievement. Additionally, AIS-R honors a “cluster” model for English Language Learners (Grades 1-5) that fosters inclusivity, provides access to all grade level curricular materials and resources, and engages all Eagles in meaningful and engaging learning opportunities.
If you would like to find out even more about our student success efforts, please visit our Eagle Learner & Well Being blog HERE.
Upper School Counseling Center
Academic advising is a key component of the educational program at AIS-R. Upper School Counselors work closely with students at all grade levels to help them select the most appropriate courses and programs. Counselors assist students with the acquisition of knowledge and skills required to pursue their future educational and career goals. Counselors support the academic, social, and personal dimensions of a student’s life at AIS-R. The Guidance curriculum is also chiefly designed to help our students relate effectively to others, develop appropriate educational plans and explore career objectives. Counselors work with individual and small groups through a comprehensive guidance curriculum in every grade level. We support students with a variety activities designed to develop skills and resources for life-long learning.