Academic Grading System

Report Cards

The school year is divided into trimesters with a formal report card being issued at the end of each trimester (approximately November - March - June).  The reports are a cummulative summary of student learning.  In Middle School, students are given an academic grade based on knowledge and understanding of the academic standards.  They are also formally assessed on their work habits and citizenship.


Report Card Grading System

AIS uses a Grade Point Average (GPA) system in Middle School and High School as a way to report student achievement. The GPA is based on a 4.0 scale; with a 4.0 being the highest value and equivalent to an ‘A’ or 94% or higher. By definition, it is a mathematical formula that represents the total grade points earned divided by the credit/hours for the class.
Principal’s Honor Roll and Honor Roll are academic awards given at the end the year to recognize outstanding academic performance. They are based upon a student's overall GPA.  Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5-4.0 are on Principal's Honor Roll.  Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0-3.49 are awarded Honor Roll.  
Students attaining Principal's Roll and Honor Roll are recognized at our end of year Middle School awards assembly.


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled alongside the issue of Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 Report Cards.  Parents are required to meet with teachers in order to receive their child’s report; students are also expected to attend. This enables families and teachers to confer about individual student performance.  Additionally, families may contact the School Office to request a teacher conference or a meeting with the respective school principal. Teachers may also request families to come to school for consultation at pre-arranged times. As a genuine learning community, AIS encourages all parents and guardians to regularly communicate with their child’s teachers.