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. Robotics is an exciting course based on principles of design, coding, and problem solving.
Fine and Performing Arts
In the 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 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 authentic events such as You, Me, Community Day and the middle school play.
The languages provided in the Middle School at AIS-R are Arabic and French. All students are required to take Arabic each year in Middle School. French is available at a beginning level in sixth grade and intermediate/advanced for seventh and eighth grade as an additional language to be taken alongside Arabic.
Physical Education and Health (Wellness, Health, and Fitness)
The Middle School Physical and Health Education program will teach students to understand 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 inspiring students to make educated choices and enjoying the fun of physical activity, whether competitive or cooperative, team or individual. One important key to the success in this program is student responsibility.
Wellness, Wealth and Fitness 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.
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