ALTIS International School
1. Who We Are?
Altis International School (AIS) is a k-12 institution for distance learning based in the State of Tennessee, US, that promotes a holistic philosophy of Christian education – a journey to excellence (lat. altis), in which are educated the mind, the body and the spirit.
AIS has started the process of accreditation with NCPSA (National Council for Private School Accreditation) as an American international school for distance learning and co-accreditation with MSA (Middle States Accreditation). A student graduating from AIS and meeting the graduation requirements will receive a High School Diploma that is recognized by colleges and universities in the United States and elsewhere. Diplomas are issued by AIS after the student successfully completes grades k-8 and/ or grades 9-12. AIS students will take SAT examination/ baccalaureate at the end of high school.
AIS distance learning school is a partner of Transylvania International School based in Romania, the city of Brasov, and seeks to promote the same core values as TIS, such as:
implementation of moral and spiritual values and principles based on the Bible, without doctrinal discrimination.
2. Who We Serve?
Starting from the school year 2023-2024, AIS responds to the needs of those families that do not have the opportunity to bring their children to „brick-and-mortar” schools of their choice or prefer to attend their children′s educational needs in a specific manner, at home (Christian families, missionaries, students with special needs, gifted students, militaries families, traveling families, athletes etc.). AIS is providing a distance learning program that is tailored to US distance learning standards of education, culturally adapted to international students, and brought in every family’s home, with constant care and supervision by AIS professionals.
AIS provides an integrated curriculum, aligned to Common Core, based on Christian principles of education that AIS abides to, as well as cultural adaptation.
AIS curriculum may be studied as follows:
Core subjects (mandatory, adapted according to the grade, as mentioned in the student/ parent handbook):
4. School calendar and extracurricular activities
Statutory holidays with no educational activity:
School activities (optional) – dates will be mentioned in the handbooks:
For the school year 2023-2024, AIS will enroll students in grades K (kindergarten, 5-6 years old) to 7th grade, included.
* AIS takes the liberty to select its students, based on conduct and/ or alignment to AIS code of values.
6. Tuition and Pricing
Basic package (initial placement and mentoring for the organization of the school year; curriculum & materials counseling; formal evaluation at the end of every unit of study; mid-school year formal evaluation – online; end of the school year formal evaluation – physical, at TIS headquarters in Brasov, for Romanian students; workshops and courses with students and parents; organization of activities with the class/ distance learning peers etc.):
*Students learn in their own pace following the curriculum & standards. There could be exceptions from the school calendar, according to specific needs of the student, that will be presented to the tutor.
**The units of study will be mentioned in the student/ parent handbook, they cover the standards in a broad way and will be scheduled for the entire school year. Accelerated learners may study them in a faster pace or may choose the order of unit study.
***At the beginning of every unit of study for core subjects, there will be a short description of content & skills expectations. The evaluation at the end of every unit of study will be from the announced content & skills expectations, in google forms. There will be a record of progress that both AIS and the student could follow.
Extra package (teacher-student mentoring at Math & English) – added to the basic package. Families may choose one or both options:
*These students have the possibility to attend a physical evaluation during mid-school year, at TIS, Brașov (Romanian students), instead of the online one.
* No matter the package chosen, AIS provides judicial support for Romanian students, cost free (eg. if authorities reach the family and ask for more details about the educational process).
** The enrollment fee, along with the tuition or the extra package (if the case) will be paid at the beginning of the school year.
*** For special cases, please contact us privately.
Siblings – 10% off (for every sibling)
US Students: +1 (423) 331-0854
Romanian Students: +40 757 377 377