Enrolling for 2021-22
ALIHS Program Offers •
International Baccalaureate MYP program • College Preparatory • Global Studies • Mandarin, French & Spanish • STEAM Program • International Travel • Extra Curriculars: Cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, track & field, Debate, Engineering, Journalism
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Co-Curricular And Enrichment Programs We plan to have rich and varied extracurricular activities that will grow as the ALIHS enrollment increases. Advisory and Community Focus ALIHS is committed to educating the whole person through a weekly advisory and community focus program. This program ensures that students have an adult for academic counsel during their high school career and are provided with opportunities for all-school
assemblies, community service and special projects. This time is intended to be a casual learning experience when the school community meets to make connections with the greater Kansas City community. Activities may include outside speakers, performers and field trips. Community Service In keeping with a commitment to service and the education of the whole person, ALIHS requires 25 hours per year of community service. In 10th grade, the MYP expect students to complete a personal project. During the student’s first year at ALIHS, staff and visiting speakers will discussthe importance and value of community service and provide information on a variety of community service projects. Students are
expected to seek a variety of service programs during their first year and then settle on a community service project for the remainder of their time at ALIHS. Co-Curricular and Clubs Classrooms have new materials and furniture. Organized and run by students, with help and guidance from faculty and parents, clubs give students another way to get to know each other outside of classes. All students are encouraged to participate and pursue new activities and interests. Clubs can foster valuable leadership and organizational skills. Offerings may include drama, dance, foreign languages, Lego robotics, Chess, debate, journalism etc. College Preparedness & Planning Students and families will be supported in the college application process by a guidance counselor. ALIHS is committed to seeing its graduates achieve success in their post-secondary educational pursuits.
The original AL students to sign intent to returns for the ALIHS inaugural class of 2021. These students became the ALIHS Leadership team.
Athletics The sports program provides another opportunity to build community and for students to push themselves athletically in various pursuits. ALIHS encourages students to reclaim the ideals of a “student-athlete”. All students have the opportunity to pursue and excel in both academics and athletics. During the first few years ALIHS hopes to field the following teams: Cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, track & field, soccer.
9th grade Course Offerings Language & Literature: 9th Grade English (required) Language Acquisition: Introduction to French (required) Language & Literature I French (required) Intermediate I Spanish (elective) Intermediate I Mandarin (elective) Individuals and Society: World History (required) Sciences A: Chemistry (required) Sciences B (semester): Design Elements : Convergence Journalism Introduction to Engineering Physical Education(elective) Mathematics: (one required) Integrated Math Studies: Algebra I Integrated Math Studies: Geometry The Arts : (elective) Choir Band Visual Arts
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Académie Lafayette is a candidate school * for the Diploma Programme (DP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy — a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education — that we believe is important for our students. * Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the ALIHS students take a tour of the renovated 3rd floor on the first day of classes. Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Uniqueness of the Program Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related IB is similar to the Advanced Placement program in that Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee students can earn college credit in both programs. that authorization will be granted. However, AL students will be given the opportunity to For further information about the IB and its programmes, take coursework in one of three chosen fields and the entire curriculum will support their chosen academic visit the IBO website. program. All levels of the IB program focus on interdisciplinary approaches to learning with a strong Continuity of the MYP Curriculum emphasis on high levels of student engagement in their The MYP at the AL high school in grades 9–10 will learning. provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in their college preparatory coursework in grades 11 and 12. College Acceptance and Readiness Students who complete IB coursework as part of their high school program have higher acceptance rates to colleges and universities, including those within the Ivy League. An increasing number of colleges are accepting IB test scores as college credit equivalencies or counting the class towards students college degree programs.
ALIHS students participate in Spanish class. Students are able to take additional courses of world languages including Mandarin and French.
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