Teaching and learning comprise the most essential functions of any school. The Curriculum Department of AUS exists to ensure that our school is a space of excellence where highly effective teachers and leaders create and cultivate conditions that will inspire students to achieve. We want them to grow in knowledge and wisdom in a rigorous, relevant and engaging learning environment. Our primary goal is that all students will become lifelong learners who are contributing citizens in a rapidly changing world. In today's context, this requires an intense focus on supportive relationships that prepare students to be academically and developmentally ready for both college and career. The Curriculum Department supports teachers and leaders in this work through the preparation and facilitation of a rigorous and vigorous curriculum.