CIS is not about obtaining the best marks, but about getting students to be the best they can be. We seek to develop students as individuals who achieve their full potential. Therefore, the progression from Elementary to Middle School curriculum is smooth. Cambridge Secondary 1 develops learners’ skills and understanding in Mathematics, English and Science for the first three years of secondary education. It also provides excellent preparation for Cambridge IGCSE and the IB program. Externally created and assessed, Cambridge Checkpoint exams in Math, English, and Science are requisites of the Middle School program. These standardized tests are held in the spring. Students from Grades 6-8 sit the Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) tests twice per year, once in the fall and again in the spring. Grade 8 sits only the fall MAP session.