Our Educational Beliefs In support of our Mission, the AIS professional community holds the following educational beliefs: Student learning is the focus of our organization, yet the faculty and staff will also be active learners in this community A safe, respectful and supportive environment is essential for each individual to pursue personally challenging goals The curriculum and instructional strategies will inspire and motivate students to learn. Students achieve their best when they build on previous knowledge and skills, and apply their learning to issues of personal and global significance. Continual goal-setting and reflection is essential to achieving personal and community growth. Appreciation of cultural diversity is essential to promoting international understanding and responsible citizenship. The education of each student is a responsibility shared by students, parents and teachers. Total development of the child in a sound Christian environment is established on a sound, ethical, biblical foundation.