Welcome to Académie Ste-Cécile International School Secondary Programme.
Our commitment to the ASCIS community is to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the third millennium.
Academic performance, co-curricular participation and responsible citizenship based on Catholic principles are the foundation of a solid education. We hold these high standards and ask each of our students to commit to maintaining the extraordinary record of achievement and contribution that has been the legacy of ASCIS students over the last 20 years. Full participation in academic and co-curricular programs and a willingness to act responsibly as an individual within our educational environment are the factors that enable all to have a successful and enjoyable year.
Below are our beliefs regarding teaching and learning.
We believe that successful students:
- Communicate meaningfully for a variety of purposes and audiences;
- Grow in written, visual, and aural mediums through knowledge, inquiry, communication and application;
- Employ critical and creative thinking skills to become effective problem solvers;
- Pose questions, examine possibilities, and apply skills to find solutions to authentic issues;
- Make positive choices related to physical and mental wellness and
- Collaboratively and respectfully contribute to the local and global communities.
We believe that effective teachers:
- Create opportunities for student risk taking, collaboration, problem-solving and application in the classroom;
- Implement strategies that promote ownership and engage student learners;
- Design instruction to integrate a variety of innovative technological tools and resources to enhance learning;
- Demonstrate ongoing professional development in order to increase the quality of instruction;
- Collaborate with colleagues to share and discuss exemplary practices and
- Interpret student performance data and design assessments to promote third-millenium skills.