Elementary Courses

AIA is dedicated to developing a learning environment for students in the USA & abroad to study a traditional American education. AIA provides year-round personalized learning plans for each student, giving them the flexibility to learn independently or with live instruction, maximizing their learning potential!

 

Students and parents have two main choices in AIA's Elementary School Courses:

  • Live Instruction - while using the learning platform, which follows approved curriculum, students also have the pleasure of having a live certified teacher directing the class, encouraging participation and assisting students to be the best they can be. 

  • Independent Study - this option also uses the learning platform, which follows approved curriculum, students have no live instruction, making this an ideal option for those who are homeschooling their children.  For each subject the child is taking, they will be assigned a teacher mentor whom they can contact with any questions or challenges.  

Required Courses* - if a student is enrolled full time with AIA, students must take those courses.  For students NOT enrolled full time, they can choose Required Courses or Electives.  

Kindergarten Courses

Suggested to prepare for a child's first year of school:

*normally a half day of interactive education. 

  • Math

  • Language Art/Reading

  • Science

  • Social Studies

Elementary School Courses

1st Grade Courses

Suggested for a child's first year of school:

Required Courses*:

Electives:

2nd Grade Courses

Suggested for a child's second year of school:

Required Classes*:

  • Grade 2 Math

  • Grade 2 Language Art/Reading

  • Grade 2 Science

  • Grade 2 Social Studies

Electives:

  • Foundations of Music

  • Elementary Ecology

  • ESL - English as a Second Language 

  • Math Fact Practice - Multiplication and Division

  • ​Math Fact Practice - Addition and Subtraction

3rd Grade Courses

Third Grade is a time to explore the basics such as reading, writing, mathematics and science which will help students form a solid base for future studies.  For those students wishing to continue in the American education system, it is advisable to concentrate on the subjects that students find the most challenging. 

Required Classes*:

  • Grade 3 Math

  • Grade 3 Language Art/Reading

  • Grade 3 Science

  • Grade 3 Social Studies

Electives:

  • Foundations of Music

  • Elementary Ecology

  • ESL - English as a Second Language 

  • Math Fact Practice - Multiplication and Division

  • Math Fact Practice - Addition and Subtraction

4th Grade Courses

Fourth grade is when it is advisable to allow children to start taking an elective course along with the more traditional, required courses. 

Required Classes*:

  • Grade 4 Math

  • Grade 4 Language Art/Reading

  • Grade 4 Science

  • Grade 4 Social Studies

Electives:

  • ESL - English as a Second Language 

  • STEM 1: Introduction to Coding

  • STEM 2: JavaScript

  • STEM 3: Electronics and Coding

  • Elementary Engineering

  • Elementary Ecology 

  • Foundations of Music

  • Discover Spanish 

5th Grade Courses

Fifth grade, the final year of elementary school in America, is the perfect time to start to introduce new topics, broadening students' horizons and stimulating their interests.   There are required courses for those students enrolled in full time study with AIA, but for those students who are part time AIA students, they can choose one or five classes.  Your Enrollment Counselor will be able to advise which courses and schedule would work best for your child. 

Required Classes*:

  • Grade 5 Math

  • Grade 5 Language Art/Reading

  • Grade 5 Science

  • Grade 5 Social Studies

Electives:

  • ESL - English as a Second Language 

  • STEM 1: Introduction to Coding

  • STEM 2: JavaScript

  • STEM 3: Electronics and Coding

  • Elementary Engineering

  • Elementary Ecology

  • Foundations of Music

  • Discover Spanish 

Our Live Instruction courses are imparted while using the learning platform, which follows approved curriculum, students also have the pleasure of having a live certified teacher directing the class, encouraging participation and assisting students to be the best they can be. Maximum size class is six students to ensure more personalized learning and student interaction. 

Required Courses* - if a student is enrolled full time with AIA, students must take those courses.  For students NOT enrolled full time, they can choose Required Courses or Electives.  Students must have a B2 level of English or higher to participate in these courses. 

Not sure what electives to take? Contact your Enrollment Counselor for advice on selecting the right courses.  Entrance to elective courses is based on students' interests, future study plans and aptitude. 

If you are looking for one on one help with a particular subject, please see Tutoring.

If you want to improve your English level, please see our ESL classes