The American International School in Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam provides children with tonotch education and learning experiences from Early Childhood to Secondary. Using a curriculum that incorporates the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, this international school thoroughly prepares adolescents and young children alike based on their individual learning curves. The AIS makes sure that every student is given ample guidance and attention from their mentors by maintaining a 1:8 student-to-teacher ratio.
As far as their curriculums go, the AIS uses the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) principles as the main basis for their Elementary syllabi. Meanwhile, Middle School students are given a balanced study on core academic areas such as Math, English, and Sciences with physical education and visual performing arts and Vietnamese studies. Their standard course offering also includes social studies, information and communication technology, and critical thinking. They are also taught other foreign languages aside from English, including French and Mandarin. To help them learn more than what can be taught inside the classroom, the AIS also encourages students to participate in co-curricular activities that encompass the establishment of rapport with their peers and the community as a whole.
Because of their extensive teaching strategies, the AIS was able to produce globally competitive graduates who have been accepted in top universities such as the University of British Columbia, University College of London, University of Washington, and several others. The AIS is an accomplished school and it has proven this by gaining accreditation from the Council of International Schools. They have also been certified in the IB programme Diploma Programme since 2010. They have also been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a well-known US-based accrediting agency. More importantly, the AIS ensures that their students are trained to adapt to an ever-changing world, giving priority to their core values: leadership, generosity, resilience, esteem, scholarship, and engagement.