The AIA Difference
Aquinas International Academy brings high quality American education to K-12 students on a global scale. Students interact with teachers and attend classes, while remaining in their home country. We strive to create and build trusting, long lasting relationships to bridge all cultures and people through education.
Our mission is to offer students world-wide, a unique U.S. educational learning environment with options from real time live teaching to self-paced independent study, with the assistance of a video based learning platform. This type of learning platform prepares students for a smooth transition to US universities & ultimately career success.
Below you can pursue the different educational options AIA offers.
LIVE INSTRUCTION CLASSES
Want to broaden your educational base?
Then our live instruction classes are just for you! AIA is dedicated to developing innovative learning solutions for students who desire educational opportunities that they cannot get from their present setting. Using an American curriculum,
AIA is a fully accredited online school. International students can benefit from classroom instruction, in an American setting, that will enable them to discover what subjects interest them most and explore their full potential.
AIA recommends that students start by taking a few live instructional classes at the middle school level for those students who are working towards earning an American high school diploma.
ENGLISH as a SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
Want to improve your English?
AIA’s English as a second language (ESL) classes are especially designed to teach speakers of other languages the skills of writing, reading, vocabulary, accent reduction and grammar in English. Concepts are presented in engaging lessons with experienced, certified and native English speaking teachers. Students are exposed to a variety of situations in which they are required to use their English. Classes ranging from A1, for complete beginners to advanced level. AIA also offers accent reduction classes, an important part of excellent communication skills.
Need the flexibility of self paced study?
AIA understands the demands on a student's busy schedule, so we offer self paced classes to allow for maximum flexibility. Students use our dynamic learning platform to follow an American curriculum class. Instruction takes place through instructional videos and detailed notes, while having the resource of a certified teacher to consult with questions that are answered within 24 hours. As with all classes, both the midterm and final exam are proctored live.
Need a little extra help?
Tutoring is ideal for students who are having trouble understanding the complexities of a particular subject or who wish to improve their grade. Before tutoring begins, students are assessed by a certified teacher taking into consideration the work already completed in the subject, what points they need to strengthen and the student’s end goal. A suggested tutoring schedule will then be presented to students and parents. Tutoring is available for all subjects.
AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
Interested in attending an American university?
AIA offers a solution to students who wish to complete their high school studies while remaining in their home country. This is a blended learning program offering classes accredited by AdvancED/Cognia. AIA has created a system that allows students to work towards earning their American high school diploma, smoothing entrance into American universities.
To be awarded an AIA diploma students must take at least 25% of their high school classes, or 6 credits,
with Aquinas International Academy.