FORSAN AMERICAN SCHOOL

FORSAN AMERICAN SCHOOL

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Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview


At Forsan American School our Curriculum is based on American Common Core State Standards in which students take traditional subjects which include, Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, Arts, Drama, Music, Information Technology, and Physical Education.  The curriculum for PreK-12 emphasises inquiry-based, student centered, world class learning, which develops global students. Students demonstrate their learning through tests, written assignments, oral presentations, projects, demonstrations, and discussions. Students in grades K-12 participate in MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing. Students in grades K-8 are assessed in reading using Fountas and Pinnell benchmark assessments to determine their reading levels. High school students also participate in the SAT and ACT assessments as part of their college application process.


Definition of Learning


Learning at Forsan American School
Definition of Learning: What does it mean to learn at FAS?

Learning is the acquisition of knowledge which allows us to step into new scholastic territories. Learning allows us to build on our academic foundations, further our curiosity and deepen our understanding of new concepts. Through learning we become inquirers and risk takers.


Learning Principles


Learning Principles: Learning happens best when:

  • Learners are risk-takers. They are eager to try new things.
  • Learners are open minded. They listen to other people and respect their ideas.
  • Learners are communicators. They are able to express themselves and work with others.
  • Learners are curious. They are excited to discover new information.
  • Learners are responsible. They take ownership of what they are learning.
  • Learners are reflective. They are always thinking of ways to be better.
  • Learners are honest. They have integrity—they do the right thing in all circumstances, even when no one is watching.
  • Learners are balanced. They make time for the things they want to do and the things they have to do. They take care of their emotional, social, and physical wellbeing..



Early Childhood Program: Pre-k


In Pre-K, we believe learning through playful inquiry is the foundation for intellectual, physical, and social, and emotional growth. Learning should derive naturally from curiosity and exploration. The classroom environment is designed for children to learn through play because research shows that playing is the way in which children engage their minds, organize their thoughts, and store information using all their senses. Children are given a wide range of experiences, opportunities, resources, and contexts to provoke, stimulate and support their innate intellectual dispositions—their natural inclinations.