AIA does not follow the traditional year-long single semester or two semester system most day schools use. Instead, we operate on what we call the “quadmester” system. This division creates four separate “quads”:
Quad 1: Sept 22nd – Dec 1st
Quad 2: Dec 2nd – Feb 14th
Quad 3: Feb 15th – April 25th
Quad 4: April 26th – June 30th
In each quad, students will be enrolled in 3 courses. This results in the completion of 12 courses at the end of the year, opposed to just 8. This allows students to place meaningful spare periods, take part in available tutoring slots, study groups, or language enrichment non-credit courses. Given that many of our students are international students, the extra time and increased availability for support classes is beneficial.