School-Wide Curriculum

AISJ provides an authentic, standards-based American international education based on the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) standards, a widely used international set of rigorous standards from the U.S. Dept. of State.

Our curriculum is organized in the Understanding by Design framework on Atlas. We prioritize enduring understandings and transferable skills for scholars. In order to ensure a high-quality curriculum, AISJ has established a Curriculum Review process. We examine each subject area in depth once to make sure that the curriculum is up-to-date and reflects our changing worlds.


We use many different assessments to ensure that scholars are mastering the learning set out in the curriculum. Some of the assessment tools that we use include:

Benchmark Assessment System (BAS)
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) in Grades 1-9
PSAT in Grades 8-11
SAT in Grades 11-12
Advanced Placement (AP) exams on 25 different subjects in high school

Ongoing formative assessment to meet scholar needs.
IB exam for high school DP scholars.

We regularly review the data from these assessments to make sure that we are helping each student reach their learning goals.


We are excited to provide our course overviews on Atlas. Sharing the scope and sequence of our curriculum makes us a stronger learning community. This way we can always see together what our scholars are learning. 

AISJ’s PreK-12 standards-based curriculum overview is available for viewing by the community at:
Visitors to the page can use the globe icon with “All Curriculum” to explore most courses at AISJ.

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