The American Intercon School (AIS) is a Khmer-American General School, with a curriculum that ranges from pre-school to grade 12, taught in English and Khmer in accordance with the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport’s curriculum of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Along with the successes and achievements of students at American Intercon School in recent years, AIS has become a leading Khmer language school in quality, education, discipline, and services.
Ros Yana, the vice-president of the American Intercon School, explained that effective educational institutions focus on setting high goals, such as strengthening the quality of teaching staff and providing students with a clear schedule, strengthening ethical rules and internal rules, strengthening broader student literacy skills, and promoting talent. The program at AIS aims to foster courage, leadership, critical thinking, and, in particular, continuous improvement in educational services.
“AIS has strengthened students’ learning of the Khmer language through the talents of highly educated and experienced teachers who can teach students this capability,” she said.
Through the design of the curriculum, as well as through strong management and supervision, the students become highly motivated. AIS has taken the lead in education in Khmer language and English. “Every classroom has a rich variety of modern materials and regular updates to the curriculum and basic booklets,” said Yana.
“Throughout each year, the school organizes competitions for students who excel. These are held in semi-semester one, semester one, semi-semester two, and semester two with transparency, fairness and justice,” she said.
AIS methodology includes small-group learningin a strong curriculum. Groups conduct research and practical exercises via the internet. Topics covered include economics, health, international events, and weather forecasts,while thenew technologypromotes knowledge sharing from one group to another group so that students receive more accurate information and extend their knowledge.
A vice- president says that a number of extra training programs are being prepared for AIS students, such as internships, public and private institutions’ academic curriculum, individualised life-skills programs, music programs, sports programs, and competitions to encourage students to perform at their best as well as to make teachers’ assessments transparent.
Additionally, the school organizes extra student training courses and extra skills classes every Saturday and facilitates regular learning and teaching for teachers and students outside curriculum hours.
Through a clear curriculum and focus on quality of discipline and services in the academic year 2016-17, the school has 16 high school diploma students who passed with A grades. Staff expect higher numbers in the years to come.
“I am proud that the school has been dedicated to educating me to get a good grade (A) among the outstanding students, and it is a great honor to reflect on the quality of the school’s education,” said Song Sokhavudthi, a 17-year-old student at Intercon American School who passed with high marks in 2017.
Sokhavudthi, said that the curriculum, the disciplines, the environment of the school, student well-being and the richness of study materials are important factors that encourage students to achieve academic excellence.
“The school continues to work together to gain high achievements, leading the education sector in the Kingdom of Cambodia. We are a training center focused on improving quality, according tothe needs of society,” said Yana.
Through these experiences and others, the school is responsive to the needs of its students and staff, as well as the requirements of the Education Ministry. In the year 2016-17, AIS received five awards from the Ministry celebrating their improvements in environmental management, administration, and teaching-learning techniques, as well as its successes in the National exams in August, with16 students recieving an A grade.