Curriculum

SALT Curriculum

SALT International Schools apply standards derived from Common Core State Standard for students of all grades from grades 1 to 12. It also provides various arts and physical education classes and in-depth core subjects according to career paths.

ELEMENTARY: Grades 1 ~ 4

ELEMENTARY: Grades 1 ~ 4

  • English Language Arts and Mathematics courses follow Common Core State Standard expectations.
  • Science and Social Studies subjects combine American and Korean history to help stuents grow into global citizens.
  • “Odyssey of the mind” classes are provided to develop creative minds along with various specialty subjects such as Visual Art, Music, Physical Education, and Korean.

PRE-JUNIOR HIGH: Grades 5 ~ 6

PRE-JUNIOR HIGH: Grades 5 ~ 6

  • The Pre-Junior department is a 2-year program.
  • Preparing themselves academically and to develop independence, confidence, responsibility, and to seize opportunities.
  • Exposure to group work, researching, public speaking, and debates.

JUNIOR HIGH: Grades 7 ~ 8

JUNIOR HIGH: Grades 7 ~ 8

  • Core subjects are subdivided to learn more practical and specific skills.
  • Technical English course is provided to further enhance students’ writing and speaking skills.
  • Mathematics and Science classes are conducted in consideration of the most suitable learning environment for each student.
  • The sociology course teaches the foundation for studying American History, World History, Civics and Economics.

SENIOR HIGH: Grades 9 ~ 12

SENIOR HIGH: Grades 9 ~ 12

  • Completion of required core courses by 9th grade.
  • From 10th grade, students have several options to choose the subject they want to study.
  • 11th and 12th graders can choose their subjects to study more professionally through consultation with university counselor. (including AP Course)
  • In order to take an advanced course in a specific subject, prerequisites or overall grade requirements must be met.

OTHER PROGRAMS & OPPORTUNITIES

OTHER PROGRAMS & OPPORTUNITIES

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered to students in the Senior Years, but it is not required for graduation, though strongly encouraged for students who have the capacity and are willing to be challenged. AP courses follow strict college-level curricula and examinations and are designed by the College Board.
This is also the highest-level course that students may enroll at SALT.

SPECIALTY COURSES

Apart from the major core courses listed above, SALT offers a variety of Specialty classes that cover the areas of Art, Music, Physical Education, Aquatics, Korean, Chinese, Bible/ Character Study, Religion, Counseling & Mentoring, etc.

SPBL (SALT Project Based Learning) COURSES

As well, a major part of SALT education revolves around the concept of PRODUCATION (Project/Problem + Education) where the students are prepared for the society by being able to engage in the setup, planning, research, finding the solution, and even, learning through failures. In all circumstances, whether in the classroom or out, the aim is to teach the essentials of application and real-life connectivity. This is taught and reinforced in each grade’s SPBL classes.