In the Elementary School (KG - grade 5), the US Common Core (math and English), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) social studies standards, along with other best-practice international frameworks, provide the foundation for learning. The standards provide benchmarks and success criteria for each grade level and are designed to build upon the most advanced current thinking about preparing students for future success. The standards are the learning goals for what students should know, be able to do, and communicate at each grade level. They are designed to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to reach their full potential.
Core subjects (English, math, science, social studies) will be taught by the student’s homeroom teacher. ASHK has adopted the Teachers College Reading and Writing Program from Columbia University, New York and uses Eureka (Engage NY) math curriculum that carefully sequences the mathematical progressions into expertly crafted modules. Students will move to different areas of the building for classes taught by subject area specialists (visual arts, music, PE, Chinese).