Student Support

The Middle School has established a variety of opportunities to support learner growth:

  • Inclusive Education

  • English as an Additional Language

  • Adult Advocacy

  • Guidance Services

  • School-Family Partnerships

  • Year-long goal setting (academic and social/emotional goals)

  • Student-led conferences

  • Transition programs


To promote active learning, we work to develop students’ understanding of how they learn and how they are progressing. We use differentiated instruction to provide all students access to the curriculum. AISV provides educational services for a carefully managed number of students with a range of academic needs. AISV’s teachers are dedicated to fostering the intellectual and emotional/social growth of each student. Our Inclusive Education (IE)  program provides support to students and teachers who need additional strategies and resources to maximize their success.


English is the language of instruction at AISV. All teachers and specialists are involved in the development of all students’ interpersonal and academic proficiency in the English language. The EAL staff collaborate with teachers and assist in providing differentiated instruction and materials for English language learners.  We use various methods of co­-teaching, small group instruction, and individualized instruction as needed to strengthen the learning of the students inside their content classrooms.

Social and Emotional Support

Along with the AISV Community Life program, the following structures and events support the social and emotional well-being of all students:

  • Adult Advisor (from the advisory program)--creates a school-family partnership to address the academic, social, emotional developmental needs for each middle school student

  • Guidance/counseling Services-- are offered to all students and at times may recommend mediation, peer re-mediation and small-group conferences

  • Year-long goal setting-- allow for students to self-assess and create academic and social/emotional goals

  • Student-led conferences--are a valuable experience in which students take ownership of their learning. They provide an opportunity for students to reflect on their progress towards their year-long goals and share their learning with their parents.

  • End of Year Transition programs --help build a sense of community for upcoming middle schoolers and high schoolers and helps them feel more comfortable with the transition process in the upcoming school year.