Colegio Maya aligns the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) Standards with a strong AP programs in high school to ensure that students receive the best of American and pre-university level education.
The U.S. State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools and the Overseas Schools Advisory Council assisted schools in developing and implementing American standards-based school curricula in support of the AERO project. AERO provides a framework for curriculum consistency from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and for stability of curriculum in overseas schools. AERO’s curriculum and resources are in alignment with research based trends in the development of curriculum worldwide, and in particular with standards-based efforts in the U.S.
The AERO Curriculum Framework connects the process strands, which highlight ways of acquiring and using content knowledge, with the content standards, which outline the big concepts, to develop a coherent understanding. The relationship between Process and Content Standards is critical, as students will not develop proficient understanding if either is taught in isolation. The AERO project’s primary goal is to develop a framework of voluntary academic standards appropriate for American schools overseas. The AERO Standards used the Council for Basic Education’s Standards for Excellence in Education as the base. Standards for Excellence in Education is a condensed, edited version of the U.S. national standards, so there is a strong relationship between the U.S. national standards and AERO.