Students entering Secondary and following an American curriculum pathway enter our Middle School, comprising of Grades 7 and 8. Students are instructed by specialists for this age group using the team approach, making connections across the various disciplines. Upon successful completion of the Middle School years, students then transition into the American High School programme: Grades 9 through 12. The curriculum in both the Middle and High School is based upon the National Common Core Curriculum focusing on developing critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful. The standards also promote literacy skills and concepts across all content areas. Students enhance their learning by engaging in experiential learning both inside and outside of school and taking part in an assortment of electives in the areas of the visual and performing arts, computer technologies, world languages, health, and physical fitness. In addition, students can challenge themselves by taking AP courses, which allows a student to accrue college credits while in high school. Students in the American Secondary school begin planning their course of study and college advisement during their yearly Individual Graduation Plan meetings. In addition to the requirements for the programme, students are encouraged to take the SAT and/or ACT and to be involved in extra- and co-curricular activities to build a strong bond to the school community and to build a co-curricular transcript used for college admissions. Students graduating from the American section will have a well-rounded, challenging, experience preparing them for University.