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Introduction

Middle School Program (Grades 6 - 8)

Early adolescence, the middle school years, is a time when children experience a great amount of change physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Children begin to view the world around them differently, attempt to understand and relate to others, and ask complex questions about things that were usually taken for granted in the earlier years. The AISV Middle School curriculum is based upon American model and is a transition between Elementary self-contained instruction and High School departmentalized instruction. Middle school students receive their core subject (language arts, math, science and social studies) instruction while grouped with their grade level peers. In addition to core academic subjects, AISV offers French, German and Russian as a foreign language, Lithuanian language and culture (for non Lithuanian speakers) and Mother Tongue Lithuanian class for native Lithuanian speakers, physical education, art, computers, health class and music.

The AISV Middle School curriculum is deigned to prepare students for the IB Diploma.  The schedule is a block schedule.  There are four blocks a day 90 minutes each.  Core classes receive 225 minutes of instruction per week.  The exception is English Language Arts, which receives 360 instructional minutes per week.  Exceptions to course offerings are determined on a case by case basis, with on line options available at an additional cost.    

See a more detailed overview of middle school curriculum.

 

High School Program (Grades 9-10)

The high school program at AISV offers a college preparatory curriculum. It is designed to encourage high academic standards through an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. It prepares students for further studies whether they transfer to a high school in the UK, the USA, or other international high schools or universities. The curriculum is suitable for students of all nationalities and different levels of ability. The majority of the resources used in the program come from publishers in the USA.

In addition to core subjects (math, English, social studies, science) which are offered 5 times a week, students take physical education, health, art, music, computers, and Lithuanian language and culture classes as well as one of the foreign languages -Russian, French or German. The Lithuanian mother tongue class is taught 5 times a week to native Lithuanian speakers.

AISV students in grades 11 and 12 may take the SAT I and SAT II tests - globally recognized college admission tests. They test the knowledge of reading, writing, math, and specialist subjects. Most colleges and universities around the world use the SAT to make university admission decisions. SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades and extra-curricular achievements are also very important. AISV provides guidance counseling to high school students to help them with college planning and placement, writing a college application essay, testing, and also provides interventional assistance for students who are in need of academic help.

 

IB Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

 AISV is an authorised IB World School and is offering  IB Diploma Program  in grades 11 and 12 as of the school year 2013-2014. For more information on IB Program at AISV please read under this section. 

In order to review how well we could serve your children, a current high school transcript of the coursework completed to date would be very helpful to review. If you require any further information about Gr. 11 and 12 program, please contact AISV Director director@aisv.lt

 

University Admittances (2011-2015)

UK:

Cambridge, Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh,  University of Glasgow, Hult International Business School,  Queen Mary University London, University College London-Bartlett, Royal Holloway, Dundee University, University of Surrey, Durham University, University of Aberdeen, University of Kent,  University of Stirling, University of Sussex, University of York,  Kingston University, University of the Arts London, University of Leicester, University of South Hampton, Regents University London

United States:

MIT, University of California-Berkeley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University,  New York University, New York University-Abu Dhabi, Hult International Business School, Pratt Institute, Whittier College, School of the Art Institute of Chicago  Delaware College of Art & Design

Germany:

Ludwig Maximilians University Munich

Netherlands:

University of Groningen, University of Saxion