What is the AAP?The Nakornpayap International School (NIS) Academic Access Program (AAP) bridges the gap between a student’s current English ability and the minimum standard required to study in the NIS mainstream international elementary school program. The AAP teaches Common Core State Standards (CCSS) material in a strong ESL environment for the benefit of students with limited English abilities. AAP students eventually move to the mainstream NIS programs once their English abilities improve to a point where they no longer need the intense ESL support. We are currently accepting student’s aged 6 to 11.
AssessmentsThere are two main assessments used to determine acceptance of AAP students into the NIS mainstream elementary school program. The Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test and the Reading A-Z (RAZ) level of the student. For the MAP test, students whose reading scores are 6 months behind the mainstream students can enter the elementary program. For RAZ, students are required to read at their level for their age. The AAP trains students to reach these milestone so they can integrate into the mainstream international program.
Our ProgramThe AAP provides an immersive English environment from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in a multi-cultural classroom taught by native English speakers. Our program not only teaches English Language Arts but also math, science, social studies, ICT, art and Physical Education. Currently, we have 3 ability levels with plans to open the 4th level as the needs arise.
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|Notes: ELA=English Language Arts, Soc/Sci=Social Studies/Science|