Focus School: The American International School of Kingston

In Jamaica, AISK is the school of choice for children whose families come on ambassadorial or diplomatic duties. Additionally, government contracts also determine the rise and fall of ethnic groups within our school. For example, when the government of Jamaica signed a contract with the French government to build roads, there was a French Unit present at AISK that allowed these students to be taught in their native language as well as to receive instruction in English.

Photo courtesy of American International School of Kingston
Photo courtesy of American International School of Kingston

The American International School of Kingston (AISK) has had a steady increase of students for whom English is an additional language and they require services to help them access the curriculum. The EAL program is designed to meet the needs of each student. We create learning plans and monitor students as they progress throughout the year. The plan evolves with the ultimate goal of having students being able to function independently in the mainstream classroom. We were looking for a program that meets the needs of our growing population of about 300 students.

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