American curriculum is characterized by offering a broad and balanced academic approach through which students are provided with the necessary tools to develop their skills and successfully pass their academic stage.
This plan is one of the most demanding due to its high performance levels and, for this reason, it is the one chosen by many international schools such as Casvi International American School.
The American curriculum is based on the American Common Core State Standards in English, Language Arts, Mathematics, History and Geography, and the Next Generation Science Standards. However, this plan can be adapted to the educational needs of each school.
This plan focuses on multiple intelligences and the development of each student’s individual talents, placing special emphasis on the cognitive, social and affective impacts they receive.
In the American educational system, there are several stages. Schooling, as in Spain, is not compulsory until the age of 6, although more and more elementary schools are also offering Pre-School education.
– Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten: ages 2 to 5 years old.
– Elementary School: for students between the ages of 6 and 11 and runs from Grade 1 to Grade 5.
– Middle School: from 11 to 13 years old, which involves Grades 6, 7 and 8.
–High School: comprises the last stage and consists of Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12, i.e. students from 14 to 18 years of age.
The American curriculum is one of the leading international educational systems, as it is accepted by universities around the world. In addition, many companies look for this training in their future employees, which puts those who have received it at an advantage over their competitors. In addition to these, it has a number of benefits such as:
-The wide range of subjects is oriented to form well-rounded students.
-It tries to seek out the individual talents of each student and reinforces those aspects and subjects in which they excel.
-Prepares students to develop critical thinking, creativity and social skills.
-It develops open-mindedness, internationality and interculturality. It also emphasizes the development of global competence, a fundamental skill for students to be able to cope in today’s global situation.
-High level of participation in the classroom that favors their communicative, social and debate skills, which also prepares them to be able to speak in public without problems.
At Casvi International American School we combine the American curriculum with the International Baccalaureate methodology. The union of two of the most powerful and leading aspects of education is optimal for our students. It allows them to develop in a unique and flexible environment in which they can develop the skills necessary to succeed in any subject while working to develop and exploit their individual talents.