High School Program for Grades 9-10
The high school program at AISV offers a college preparatory curriculum. It is designed to encourage high academic standards and active learning through an inquiry-based and criterion-referenced approach. In the 9th and 10th grades, students are prepared for the rigor of the IB program through a focus on conceptual learning, the development of transferable skills, the completion of projects and explorations, and the inclusion of summative assessments and final examinations. Our program 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. Students with educational needs are supported through in-class differentiation and, when needed, with additional help from our English as an Additional Language and Inclusive Education departments.
In the 9th and 10th grades, students take core subjects (Math, English, Social Studies, Science), as well as Physical Education, Community Life (Health and Wellbeing), Art, Music, and one of the World Languages (Russian, French or German). In 9th grade, students are given support with their organizational and study skills through a dedicated class. In 10th grade, students prepare for the research demands of the IB program in a Personal Project course. In addition, students may choose from a range of electives, including courses such as Business Economics, The History of Rock Music, IB Art Preparation, IB Math Preparation, AISV Media, and Programming. In order to prepare students for a rapidly changing world, students gain and enhance their IT skills through innovative, integrated instruction. The Lithuanian mother tongue class addresses the needs of native Lithuanian speakers, and Non-Lithuanian students are offered Language and Culture classes to help familiarize them with our host culture and language.
All high school courses at AISV aim to develop the dispositions and skills that our students will need to be active, successful learners and international community members. Our curricula ensures that students are internationally-minded and engage with both local and global contexts in their learning. Throughout their high school career students develop not only the IB Learner Profile Traits but also the critical thinking, communication, social, research, and self-management skills that prepare them to be lifelong learners.
IB Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)
AISV is an authorised IB World School and offers the IB Diploma Program in grades 11 and 12. For more information please see the section devoted to the IB Program at AISV.