Empowering Young Minds: Middle & High School Program at Chitkara International School, Panchkula
Our Middle and High School Programme offers an effective transition from middle to high school and then to higher education programmes in various programmes in various colleges and universities. The programme at CIS has been curated keeping in mind the CBSE, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. At the high school stage, a teacher plays the role of a mentor steering children’s learning process. A student is ready to exhibit what he has observed over the previous years. This stage includes production, demonstration, exhibition, presentation and performances by the students. The core components of Middle and High School Curriculum are:
At this stage, self-directed reading and self-study are inculcated in the students, focusing on skills of language and literature. Students try to comprehend and analyse prose and poetry with literary elements and lexical items. The research and curiosity develop literary skills, and a corpus of vocabulary is therefore built, further creating future orators of the language. An encouraging atmosphere of speaking and listening is created to inculcate language efficacy.
Students are placed in a stimulating learning environment with student-friendly software, ExtraMarks providing a platform where they can actually analyse, understand and evaluate the concept. The students of this category also deal with the online worksheets that challenge and motivate the students and hone their mathematical skills. The expert guest faculty touch upon various tricky and long-term concepts from various universities, both national and international. Also, a compulsory one-hour daily mathematics lesson is embedded into the home timetable of a student for a well-reinforced output in Mathematics.
Science is an enterprise that builds and organises knowledge through testable explanations and experiments. This is done partly through observation of natural phenomena and partly through experimentation and research. Science is now divided into three units- Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Exhibitions and science fairs are conducted and organised by students to share and describe their efforts in practical project design. Regular participation in National and International projects ranging from technology to space and working models to solar stations add a scientific edge to our learners.
Social Science studies human society and individual relationships in and to society. Children can explore socio-cultural aspects of human behaviour and geographical boundaries of the world through various cross-cultural events/programmes organised nationally and internationally. Social Science now gets divided into three units-History, Civics and Geography.
To create students’ interest towards the subject and break the monotony of theoretical concepts, CIS has started sharing suggestive video links of Social Science subjects for extra home learning reinforcement that are mapped topic-wise. Abstract or theoretical topics that once seemed challenging to teach and learn are now more accessible and understandable due to the accessibility of educational videos.
General Knowledge and Value Education
A school is a place where children spend most of their time, and they get to learn many positive values in life. We provide a value-based education that shapes their future and adds purpose to their life. General Knowledge and Value Education is central to the middle and secondary level (till Grade 8), imparted through various activities, books and sessions.
In response to the growing prominence of artificial intelligence (AI) in various fields, the school curriculum offers AI as a vocational subject for students in Grades 9 and 10. This forward-looking initiative aims to equip students with foundational knowledge and skills in AI, fostering their understanding of this transformative technology. Through this subject, students delve into the principles, applications, and ethical considerations surrounding AI. They learn about the fundamental concepts of machine learning, data analysis, and algorithms and develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
Hindi & Other Languages
Hindi is compulsory and taught through digital content, whereas French & Punjabi are optional.