At EIS, we believe that curriculum must be based on a current, clearly articulated progression of Standards of Learning. These standards and corresponding Benchmarks must be sequential and dynamic to meet the needs of our unique students.
To that end, at EIS, we use the National Standards as our reference with specific standards of learning chosen from AERO and Common Core State Standards. We believe that in doing so, we are able to meet the values and mission of EIS and provide quality learning and success for our students in the 21st century.
At EIS we are dedicated to using exemplary educational practices to provide students with a strong academic foundation. Our goal in designing our curriculum is also to address the affective domain. We wish to provide opportunities for students in their studies to utilize problem solving, inquiry, discovery and self-direction as well as creative and critical thinking.
To ensure alignment and current pedagogy, we utilize a school wide curriculum review process where we review Standards and Benchmarks and match those with quality textbooks and learning resources.
All students are expected to carry a full program of studies. Year 8 yearlong core courses include English, Arabic, French/German, Pre-Algebra and Algebra I, Earth Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Computers. Electives include Art Mixed Media and Intermediate Band.
Grade 8 students are required to study the following core subjects: