AIE’s educational program is deeply rooted in the belief that young people desire to engage and achieve. The Academy’s goal is to provide an environment that supports that natural desire in a classroom setting while accommodating for the needs of a diverse population. It is also our goal to provide a system for completing outside work that is consistent with AIE’s foundational components of work ethic, engagement, accountability and compassion. The curriculum design that has emerged to fulfill these goals allows the teacher to present strong academic content in class, engage students, establish individual plans for effective outside work and still allow for each student to be evaluated according to his/her ability.
High School Structure
The schedule for the High School provides for a seven period day with 6 classes being 50 minutes in length and the RAP class being 45 minutes. School begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m.
There are three sections of each grade 9-12. Each section is comprised of no more than 16 students in a section. Students in each section remain together as they change from period to period and from year to year. This brings a spirit of trust and belonging to our students as they work together to learn and develop.