Description

Akosombo International School was established in 1962 to provide educational facilities at the Kindergarten and Primary levels for the children of workers (mostly expatriates), who were engaged in the construction of the Akosombo dam.

The School, at its inception, was an interesting experiment in education. Of the 140 students who were enrolled in the school at the time, only 28 (i.e. 20%), were Ghanaians. The rest were foreigners from such diverse countries as Italy, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Pakistan, the Netherlands, Brazil, and Portugal. All of these foreign students received tuition at AIS that enabled them to write examinations in their home countries.

Over the years, The Akosombo International School has seen major and minor expansion and construction work st help accommodate the increasing number of students admitted to the school.

Curriculum

The Schools provide quality education to pupils/students at the rst and second cycle levels. The pupils/students are prepared for the Basic Education Certicate Examination (BECE) and the West African Senior Secondary Certicate Examinations (WASSCE) conducted by the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the West African Examination Council (WAEC). Additionally, the Secondary Department at Akosombo prepares interested students on part-time basis for the University of Cambridge Overseas School Certicate 'O' level Examinations, as well as the SAT.

Subjects Offered: Primary/Junior Secondary Schools

  1. English Language
  2. Integrated Science/General Science
  3. Mathematics
  4. Ghanaian Language/Culture
  5. French
  6. Pre-Vocational Skills
  7. Pre-Technical Skills
  8. Religious & Moral Education
  9. Physical Education (Including Swimming)
  10. Social Studies
  11. ICT

Subjects Offered: Senior Secondary School

Core Subjects

  1. English Language
  2. Integrated Science
  3. Mathematics
  4. Physical Education
  5. Social Studies
  6. ICT

Elective Subjects

General Science:

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Geography
  4. Physics
  5. Mathematics

General Arts:

  1. Economics
  2. Literature in English
  3. French
  4. Geography
  5. General Knowledge in Art
  6. History
  7. Mathematics
  8. Government

Home Economics:

  1. Economics
  2. Management in Living
  3. French
  4. Foods & Nutrition
  5. General Knowledge in Art
  6. Biology

Visual Arts:

  1. Graphic Design
  2. General Knowledge in Art
  3. Ceramics

School Facilities

  1. The Len Allen Memorial Library
  2. The Book Shop: The department has a Book Shop with satellite ones which offer for sale materials like textbooks, stationery and school uniforms. As much as possible, all students are supplied with government textbook and billed.
    The cost of every item given out to students from the Bookshop is written into a Student’s Order Book, and the amount added to their bills.
  3. Medical Care: The V.R.A. Hospital and the clinics in the VRA townships provide for the medical needs of students. Students at the Boarding House in Akosombo who require medical attention must obtain a chit from their Senior Housemaster/mistress in the morning before leaving for the hospital. A School vehicle conveys students to the hospital. Apart from this, the Parent –Teacher Association (PTA) has purchased a mini-bus to convey students to and from the hospital. Furthermore, the VRA and the Akosombo PTA have provided sick-bays in both the Boys and Girls dormitories where students convalescing could conveniently be isolated and monitored until recovery. The medical expenses of all students who are cared for at the V.R.A. Hospital and clinics are borne by Parents/Guardians. Such expenses are placed as an additional item on the students' bills.
  4. School Canteens
  5. Transport Facilities for Students: All day students resident in Akosombo, Akuse, and Aboadze are transported to and from school every school day. The students who use the bus service pay a user-fee which is worked out and added to their school bills.
  6. Bus Service at the Beginning, Mid and End of Term: Most boarding students of AIS come to Akosombo from Accra and Tema. During holidays, the school buses take students home to Accra- Tema, and bring them back to school after the mid-term break. at the beginning and end of term. Students are charged for this bus service.
  7. Excursions/Educational/Pleasure Trips: Students who as part of the schools own programmes, go on field trips outside the school are provided transport. Clubs and Societies that plan for educational and excursion trips outside the school as part of their termly programme are required to pay the actual transport fare.
  8. Insurance

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  1. Games: There are various outdoor games for which students could train and perfect. These include Football, Volleyball, Badminton, Hockey, Table-Tennis, Tennis, Basketball, Handball and Swimming. The Physical Education Tutors and the Sports Prefects teach and supervise such games in the afternoons, and on weekends.
  2. Clubs & Societies (Akosombo Campus)
  3. School Band & Choir
  4. Drama Club
  5. Geographical & Environmental Club
  6. French Club
  7. Social Science & Civic Education Club
  8. Science & Maths Club
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