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Singapore American School

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Infographic on special needs education at SINGAPORE at the assisted school SINGAPORE AMERICAN SCHOOL. In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD, MODERATE. The school is able and willing to accommodate students within the following categories: hearing impaired-[no] physically and orthopedically impaired- [YES] visually impaired-[no] autistic- [no] specifically learning disabled-[YES] intellectually disabled- [NO] behaviorally/emotionally disturbed-[NO] multiple disabilities-[NO] other health impairment- [yes] speech or language impaired- [NO] traumatic brain injury- [no] Special needs support services include: teacher accommodations-[yes] teacher accommodations learning support teacher- [yes] learning support teacher- [yes] co-teaching/team teaching in the classroom- [yes] academic support class secondary school- [YES] support special needs preschoolers-[yes] use of IEP and ILP- [yes] The school does NOT have a self-contained classroom. Maximum hours per week per student for push in [10] for pull out [10]. Special needs support staff in the school include: Social Worker-[0], Nurse-[7], Special Needs Coordinator-[1] Learning Support Teacher-[30], Psychologist-[5] Guidance Counselor-[23]. Services are available in English at post for the following: psychoeducational assessment- [yes] speech therapy-[yes] occupational therapy- [yes] physical therapy- [YES] behavior and/or autism specialist (ABA/Behavior Plan/Interventions)-[YES] social skills group/social skills training-[yes] US credentialed reading specialist-[YES] reading remediation-[yes] reading programs for Dyslexia (Ortho Gillingham etc.)-[yes] math specialist-[YES] The school can provide the following: 1:1 classroom aide- [NO] special transportation- [no] transportation paraprofessional- [no]. Please note, some schools may have an expectation that parents make arrangements for support services even if they are listed as available.

Singapore American School is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational day school offering an exemplary American education with an international perspective for students from preschool to grade 12. SAS students learn to think critically and develop the skills necessary to succeed throughout their lives. The school year comprises two semesters extending from August 8 to December 16 and from January 9 to June 2. The school has 418 full-time faculty, 81 percent of whom have earned master’s degrees or PhDs. The school invests heavily in professional development, including a unique doctoral program with the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. Instruction is in English, with a Chinese immersion program or daily language classes in Chinese or Spanish for elementary students and classes in Chinese, French, and Spanish for middle school and high school students. Its extensive Advanced Studies program, inclusive of Advanced Placement and Advanced Topics courses, provides challenging and unique learning opportunities for high school students. SAS students consistently rank higher on academic achievement tests than their peers in U.S. school systems. SAS encourages students to find joy in the pursuit of excellence as they discover their interests and passions. Students enjoy varied curricular and extracurricular learning opportunities, including inquiry-based courses, competitive athletics, fine arts classes, performing arts opportunities, and after-school clubs and service organizations. The green and spacious campus includes state-of-the-art facilities for lab work, music recording, video and photography production, robotics, fine and performing arts, and applied technology. Open, tropical walkways and a natural rainforest allow students to connect with nature while developing lifelong learning skills, all in a tight-knit and supportive community.

This is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of December 2023 and provided by the school.

NOTE: School situations can change quickly, particularly as schools face cutbacks to learning support programs due to the pandemic, unrest, and economic uncertainty. For the most current information, work with the REO and school. Information in this document was collected by the Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools directly from the school in December 2023 and shows the availability of services rather than an assessment of the quality of the services. The profile is intended as a jumping off point for a conversation with the REO and school to understand the best fit for your child. Definitions may vary school to school.

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