In AIS’s Senior School (Years 12-13), homeroom classes are arranged vertically so that senior school students can work together through the IB Diploma Programme. As in other sections of the school, a homeroom teacher has responsibility for student welfare of the homeroom and acts as the first point of contact for parents and students.
Homeroom teaching staff are supported by student welfare coordinators for Year 12 and Year 13. If an issue arises that may require extra assistance, the IBDP Coordinator, the Deputy Head of Secondary, and the Head of Secondary, are also available to help. In addition, AIS has its own onsite school counsellor to offer support whenever necessary, and the school always looks to maintain relationships with suitably qualified external professionals, such as educational and social/ emotional psychologists, to whom a student or family can be referred.
Students in Senior School are placed in a vertical homeroom. This is an equal mix of Year 12 - 13 students in each homeroom. This group meets daily, under the guidance of their homeroom teacher and all students in the Senior School have both formal and informal student care sessions with their homeroom teacher.
To support them through the two years of rigorous study that is required to pass the IB Diploma, senior school students also have their own dedicated area for private study and rest. This space is located near student welfare coordinators so they can easily access help if needed.