For the Altis International School system of education, the curriculum is defined as all learning opportunities, both formal and informal, planned and guided cooperatively by the home and the school in a distance learning relationship.

The ALTIS curriculum has the following characteristics:

  • standard & competency based
  • project-based learning
  • critical thinking
  • deep learning
  • visible learning
  • wholistic framework.

Standards-based refers to integrated systems of instruction, assessment, grading, and reporting that are based on students demonstrating understanding or proficiency of the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn as they progress through their education. This concept aligns with the Altis International Framework that emphasizes coherence among the key components of teaching and learning, leading to a shared vision.

The curriculum framework is based on the ALTIS philosophy of education, designed for independent study, family-focus, and at-home learning, providing both freedom of choice and instructional guidance. The core subjects covered provide a foundation for 21st-century learning skills, academic content for international instruction and evaluation, along with Christian values.

ALTIS curriculum blends academic standards from the Tennessee Department of Education with NCPSA/ISEI standards (including Common Core State Standards and a Christian worldview) and allows families to enrich the ALTIS curriculum with extra courses/electives of their choice.

Teaching and learning combine printed or electronic materials, hybrid learning, live classes, and on-site final evaluation. The schedule includes both set time classes with teachers and flexible mentoring during school days for self-paced study.

ALTIS core subjects span across levels and areas of instruction, structured to meet students’ age-appropriate needs.