ELEMENTARY

FORSAN AMERICAN SCHOOL

FORSAN AMERICAN SCHOOL

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Elementary

The Elementary School program at FAS is from 1st grade through 5th grade.

We believe that students, from the beginning of Elementary School, must be active participants in their learning. In this, we teach what it means to “take ownership” of their learning and their behavior. Students are led by knowledgeable and loving staff in approaching different ways of learning, stepping outside the box, and taking risks in the classroom.

Learning is a process. We teach students to develop a “growth mindset” in which they learn to be “comfortable with being uncomfortable” in their academics. FAS uses Common Core as a framework for our curriculum in Mathematics and English Language, a rigorous curricular standard-based framework developed in the United States. Our focus is to understand where students are performing and utilize numerous interventions to both fill gaps and challenge students thinking to take them to higher levels. We encourage students to approach thinking in new ways and reflect on their learning. In addition to core classes, students also are instructed in Computer Tech, Music, Art, French, and Arabic.

FAS uses Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) to instill the values and behavioral expectations needed to succeed in a 21st century learner environment. In this, students learn and practice what appropriate behavior is, and are rewarded for these positive behaviors. Negative behaviors are redirected with a Discovery Model approach. We believe that having and developing good character is the essence of success, both in school and in life.