Approaches to Learning

The six Approaches to Learning (thinking skills, collaboration skills, reflection skills, communication skills, self-management skills and research skills) encompass the key values and principles at GEMS American Academy. Through these Approaches to Learning (AtLs) students develop skills that have relevance across the curriculum that help them “learn how to learn”. AtL skills can be learned and taught, improved with practice, assessed, and developed incrementally. They provide a solid foundation for learning independently and with others.

Approaches to Learning are reported separately. These AtLs are noted in the gradebook and on report cards for parents to see, but do not factor into letter grades or GPA.