Learning to learn”
our first objective
We have an exclusive physical environment for students of these ages where they can safely develop their motor skills and autonomy.
At this stage, affective and social development of children is essential, as well as their need to receive the affection and security to progress in all aspects.
We work on gestural and oral communication systems, as well as knowledge of their own body and the basic rules of relating to the outside world. We carry out different graphomotor activities that bring children closer to the world of reading and writing, creative thinking, logical-mathematical learning, psychomotor, land and water development, personal autonomy, etc.
From the age of 2, we start teaching English for 60% of the learning day, which is the basis for the immersion process that takes place during Primary school. And, from the age of 3, our students begin to acquire knowledge in Mandarin Chinese as a second foreign language.
Students build knowledge through continuous practice and experience. Our educational program is based on the fundamental pillars of the American teaching philosophy:
Students develop number sense and numeracy skills as well through play and the use of manipulatives. The MAP Growth Assessment is used starting in Kindergarten as a continuous and individualized evaluation that will allow parents to understand the progress of their children as they develop their English literacy, language and math skills. Our students enjoy learning in a respectful, safe and loving environment with a creative and artistic atmosphere. Our academic staff gives personal attention to each of our students and fully adapts to their needs with different learning styles.
With the support of their teachers, our students will be ready to discover the real world and prepare for the beginning of an excellent educational journey.
Nuestros alumnos disfrutan aprendiendo en un entorno de respeto, seguridad y amor con un ambiente creativo y artístico. Nuestro personal académico presta atención personalizada a cada uno de los alumnos y se adapta completamente a sus necesidades con estilos de aprendizaje diferentes.
Junto a sus profesores, nuestros alumnos estarán dispuestos a descubrir el mundo real y prepararse para el inicio de un viaje educativo excelente.
ASLP as an Eco School
As a school community we all agree that there is a need to pay better attention to our environment and to protect and preserve our environmental resources. Reducing carbon footprints, using green power, saving energy and recycling, are all issues that many communities face in their daily lives. Committing personally and as a whole community to greater environmental consciousness is one of the most important things that we can do as parents, as educators and as a school.
Why should we become an Eco-school?
La evidencia está a nuestro alrededor. With the carbon footprint of so many schools in Europe and the United States already tipping 9m tons CO2 a year, many campaigns to become Eco-Schools are already underway all over the world.
As educators, it is our responsibility to influence our students during a vital formative period of their lives, in order to create a culture of respect, responsibility and understanding of the importance of conservation in an unstable world, which is rapidly using up resources.
Creating a whole school Eco-policy is not only beneficial for enhancing overall sense of community and environmental awareness, but also for bringing together the students, administrators, educators, caretaking staff and the surrounding community.
The American School of Las Palmas wants to take important steps towards this goal and make a commitment to our students and to the environment by educating our staff, students and parents and by helping to enhance awareness of these issues:
- Energy Conservation
- Waste Minimization
- Ecological Literacy
How do we become an ECO-school?
Through school-based action teams of students, administrators, educators and community volunteers, the main goal is the effective “green” management of the school grounds, facilities and the curriculum.
The Zero Waste Challenge
How do we become an ECO-school?
Zero waste is a philosophy, already being carried out in communities throughout the U.S. and Europe. The idea is to encourage waste management and waste prevention so that no trash is sent to landfills and incinerators. The American School of Las Palmas would like to invite you to take part in our Zero waste challenge. Our main objectives are:
- Reduce the amount of waste the school produces.
- Reduce waste disposal costs.
- Protect the environment from pollution
- Teach our students about resource value, waste minimization and recycling.
How do we do this? Step by step …
Pre-school, parents have already been informed of this strategy and Preschool teachers will be working closely with them and with students in order to reach our objectives.
The Eco- Action Teams and the Eco- Council
Pre-school and Elementary school will have Eco-action teams made up of students and teachers who will meet regularly to come up with ideas and projects to promote environmental awareness, and energy and waste reduction.
In Middle and Upper school there will be an Eco-Council with members elected to represent each grade. All these teams together will form a whole school Eco-Council along with other members of the wider school community.
Involving the community
We would like to thank all parents who have already contributed so generously in recent years by donating bins for recycling. We have observed a positive change in attitudes from students who show interest in learning more about the environmental issues our world is facing. They feel motivated and inspired to be part of a whole community project that is designed not only to educate but to be an example to other schools on the island.
We invite parents who wish to contribute to future projects by sharing ideas, volunteering time or helping to provide resources, to please contact us in writing via the ECO-COUNCIL e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US CREATE A SCHOOL COMMITTED TO THE ENVIRONMENT!
This prestigious anti-bullying program, developed by the Finnish Ministry of Education, has demonstrated effectiveness in rigorous scientific studies. This program aims to prevent bullying and effectively tackle the root of the issue which unfortunately are so common in schools. Our students are an active part of the program and learn how to manage their emotions based on respect and tolerance in order to promote understanding and social sensitivity.
The MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Growth Assessment allows us to evaluate student progress, three times a year, in the areas of reading and mathematics from Kindergarten to Second Grade. Starting in Third Grade, we also assess language usage. This tool provides us with real-time, accurate information about each student, thus supporting teachers and students in their common goal: to learn at their highest level.
MAP Growth is not a standardized evaluation experience; it is personalized and flexible. The program identifies and adapts to the level of academic difficulty that the student is able to manage, regardless of the course. This type of assessment challenges the highest performing students without overwhelming those whose skills are below grade level. In addition, each student can take the time they need to finish the test, it can be completed in more than one sitting or even on different days. Likewise, MAP Growth includes a series of accommodations for students with specific educational and/or academic needs. The MAP Growth Assessment is used for grades Kindergarten through 10th grade at ASLP. Families receive a student growth report after each administration and students set SMART goals with their teachers. These goals are then monitored throughout the year with students able to chart their own progress and reflect on their goals.
Support your children’s growth and development with the advantages of an American education.
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We encourage you to schedule a visit soon so you can see firsthand what it means to be a part of the ASLP Family.