The American United School of Kuwait opens its doors to the High School in August of 2016. The high school is initially comprised of the 9th and 10th grades and will add the 11th grade in August of 2017, and then add the 12th grade in the August of 2018. The high school will continue the implementation of the 1:1 program established by the elementary and as followed by the middle school. AUS will carry forward our mission of ensuring a 21st century digital technology education for our students.
AUS High School will expand on skills learned and developed in the earlier grade levels. The high school student will have greater opportunities and more course selections as the student progresses and as AUS grows. Students will move beyond the building blocks of Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Information Privacy and be offered richer experiences with digital photography, video production, programming, and design. Our computer labs are designed to incorporate these varied disciplines all in a dynamic space while providing access to both Windows and Apple operating systems running on full featured and robust desktop systems.
It is the responsibility of all staff members to deliver content and curriculum following Common Core and other adopted standards. Additionally our students, teachers, and administrators are responsible for following the standards from the International Society of Technology in Education, known as the ISTE Standards. These standards are grade specific and support the student throughout their educational process. There are informational and technology benchmarks for each grade level. AUS is motivated to make the use of technology and digital best practices an intrinsic part of what we do.
The entire AUS family of students, staff, and parents have access on-line to the Portal. All parties are able to access grades, calendars, notifications, attendance, and communications. The high school also incorporates Google Apps for Education which is a suite of free productivity tools for classroom collaboration.