Special Academic Support - SABIS® International School — Costa Verde, Panama

Special Academic Support

Admission to the school is based primarily on a student's willingness to put in the effort to achieve his/her full potential, not high "innate" ability. Placement into classes is determined by academic attainment, with age acting as a limiting factor. Students applying to enter Grade 1 and above must take diagnostic assessments to determine correct placement.

Students who are found to be behind academically are rarely refused. Instead, they are offered one of several different solutions, depending on their academic needs. These may be:

Summer School: Four-week vacation courses are offered in July-August (not starting until the end of our first academic year in 2018). Students who are academically below the required standard can attend these courses in order to make up for academic gaps.

Special Lessons: Students found to be weak in one subject are scheduled for extra tutoring periods in that subject until the level of the class is reached.

Intensive Classes: Students are given accelerated programs intended to prepare them to join the regular classes. In many cases, Intensive Class students have done the work of two or more academic years in one.