Our High School Students

AISC high school students come from many different countries, cultures and backgrounds. They are young adults forming opinions of themselves and the world in which they live. They ask good questions and demand a challenging educational program. They want to be prepared for the IB program, and post-secondary success. 100% of our high school students desire a university or college education.

Experiences formed at AISC have taught our high school students to listen to different points of view, be respectful of others' opinions and value international-mindedness.

Our high school teachers do a superb job of building a collaborative relationship with their students - it is our key to success.

Our Curriculum

Our high school program is based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), American Education Reaches Out (AERO) Social Studies Standards, and Virginia State Standards (VSOL). We deliver the standards using a concept-based curriculum which heightens our students’ awareness of the interconnectedness between people and ideas. The AISC high school educational program teaches students to be problem-solvers and thinkers, not just memorizers of facts.

Our teachers plan units that outline big ideas or concepts, compelling questions, essential understandings, knowledge and skills. Assessments are balanced and include performance-based, oral and written tasks – in addition to tests, quizzes and examinations.

AISC has a strong science and math program which is vertically articulated in order to prepare students for the rigors of the IB program. We offer Biology, Physics, Environmental Systems, and Chemistry. The grade 10 Algebra 2 classes prepare students for the IB Math Analysis and Approaches and the IB Math Applications and Interpretations courses.

Our Pre-IB/IB Program

A high percentage of our students take IB classes. With this in mind, AISC has created a Grade 10 Writing Project which is a research project which allows students to explore the research process by doing a high-interest project and presenting their findings to an audience.

The IB Learner Profile

At AISC we strive to concretely implement the IB Learner Profile in all classrooms and in our school culture.

In every course, a reference is made to international mindedness, and examples of learning activities related to the learner profile are set up by the teacher. AISC teachers use a rubric to assess each student's progress towards exhibiting the attributes of the learner profile.

At AISC we believe our diverse and unique student body, geographic location, and political intrigue, highly demand such introspective and reflective practice.

For more information about our High School program please download the Middle and High School Course Description Guide in the link below.

Supply Lists

All items on our supply lists have been locally sourced, with the exception of PE/Swimming Supplies. Unless otherwise indicated, stationary items are available for purchase at Philippides Paper Works, 50 Kennedy Avenue, 1076 Nicosia Cyprus, +35722879222. Online ordering will available after July 1 on the Philippides Website, where you will find an AISC tab. You may pre-order and request delivery to AISC for pick-up on Orientation/Open House Day. Alternatively, you may pick up at the shop, or, for a nominal charge, home delivery is available.

  • High School Supply List
  • Educational Technology - Laptops & Tablets

    Students enrolled in grades 7 through 12 are advised to bring a laptop in order to enhance understanding, increase learning, and be better prepared students for the 21st Century. The laptop will be purchased by the family and will be used as an educational tool during classes and study halls. For more information, please consult the BYOL Program Handbook.





IB Course Guide at AISC 2022-2023

The AISC Language Policy

The AISC Language Policy

Course Description 2023-2024