- High School
Become a Leader of the New Pacific Century
As a college preparatory institution, APIS strives for academic excellence and offers a rigorous, U.S.-style curriculum. The goal of curriculum design at APIS is to improve student learning by using current teaching methodologies based on the latest educational research. APIS also believes that the path to learning does not follow a one-size-fits-all solution or plan. While learning certainly needs to be collaborative, learner-centered, and meaningful, our education is more personalized to be effective for an increasingly diverse population. APIS curriculum considers the whole learner with contextual learning that includes cross disciplines. Alongside required coursework to build a firm foundation of learning, students are encouraged to experience elective courses, pursue passions, and take an active role in our school community.
HIGH SCHOOL SIGNATURE PROGRAMS
The Visual Arts Department at APIS provides a program aligned with the National Core Standards and benchmarks that build each student's unique personality and finds their individual strengths.
For high school students, we build on that foundation with more profound analytical writing, close reading, critical thinking, and continued growth in communication of various forms.
The Chinese and Japanese language curriculum in Grades 6-12 develops students' skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural competence. Also, students are provided with the opportunity to view, absorb, and evaluate material from non-print sources. Students may begin with little to no experience and reach as high as AP Chinese or AP Japanese. Opportunities to expand language skills through cross-cultural exchanges and optional excursion opportunities are woven into the curriculum.
The high school music program is a continuation of the performing foundations established in middle school. Three performing ensembles occur within school time as elective courses: band, orchestra, and choir. Students often have the opportunity to work in small group chambers, audition for national and international honor festivals, and hone their individual musical skills. As another form of expression and communication, we value the role that music plays in the lives of our students.