High School Principal
High School Curriculum
High School Assessment
At LAS, we believe that the learning process is equally as important as achievement and that assessment is the collection of meaningful evidence and information about student learning. Learning is not limited to the acquisition and demonstration of skills, knowledge, and understanding, but to the process of learning itself where students engage in the learning process. Achievement is not limited to scores but to growth.
Meaningful evidence comes from a variety of assessments (types and frequency) to inform educators how well students understand a concept, skill, or knowledge in order to drive further instruction. In high school, students will experience more in-depth and more frequent forms of assessment than experienced in middle school. These assessment tools are employed in order to report on student achievement and growth.
The school year has four reporting periods (quarters) to communicate student achievement to parents. Parents can also monitor student progress by accessing gradebooks through our portal Parent Plus.
In addition to regular assessments in the classroom, LAS conducts standardized tests as another form of data collection and measuring levels of understanding. The SAT, PSAT, MAP standardized tests, along with the AP course examinations, are conducted and analyzed throughout the school year to help us improve our academic program.
The Lahore American School offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses for all students who wish to pursue college level study while they are still in high school.
The AP program is a cooperative educational endeavor between high schools, colleges and universities. It gives exposure to college level material and provides students with the opportunity to show what they have learned by taking an AP exam. Based on exam scores, colleges may choose to grant credit, advanced placement or both. Students who enroll in AP courses are encouraged to sit for the AP exams in May.
A student who wishes to enroll in AP courses will be expected to undertake rigorous and sophisticated assignments and to work independently. Most AP courses require multiple page papers and some research. It is important to be realistic about the level and number of AP courses a student can take and still be successful. All AP courses at LAS have strict prerequisites and several require a satisfactory score on an entrance exam.
AP Honors Recognition
The AP program offers several AP scholar awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college level achievement through AP courses and exams.