Every American high school student must take four years of English Literature and Writing: English 1, English 2, American Literature, and British Literature. With these classes students hone their basic reading, analysis, and writing skills. Students learn how to analyze literature and prose for voice, point-of-view, structure, and explicit and implicit meanings. They write compare/contrast, descriptive, narrative, research, informative, and cause/effect essays and, through this process, learn critical thinking.
Reading is a primary emphasis at TAIS. Practice makes perfect.
“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana. Some students may think Social Studies is dry, but at TAIS we believe that history is exciting and fun. Students learn through experiencing and constructing knowledge themselves. To this end, they create authentic projects through which they examine the lessons of the past and tap into their creativity.
Math and Science
Maths and sciences are right at the core of education and TAIS puts special emphasis on the STEM subjects. Students learn and retain knowledge best through experiences and to this end TAIS students create projects in which they apply math, chemistry, physical science, and biology to authentic, real-world projects. The critical thinking skills they learn and practice will help them get ready for university and the workforce.