AmericanSchool -Curriculum
 

American School

 

The American System is a standard based educational system that allows us to meet the goals set by the school in its mission statement and gives us the flexibility we are looking for to achieve our vision. Teachers are able to implement the rich and varied American curricula (The Common Core Standards), adding their own material and insights to give the best quality education. Curriculum scope and sequence and alignment are designed and planned according to curricula objectives. Daily lesson plans are designed to reflect varied instructional methodologies to meet individual student needs and to ensure the effectiveness of the teaching process.


Assesments
 
Grade 6- Grade 10
The school has a clear grading system.
  • The school year is 36 weeks long, divided into 4 quarters, and each quarter is 9 weeks.
  • Each Quarter is divided into two monthly reports of 25 marks each, which include homework, quizzes, assignments and research, plus 1 Quarter assessment worth 50 marks, which gives a total result of 100 per Quarter.
  • The final grade is the average of the 4 Quarter grades.
  • To get promoted to the next grade level, the student must achieve 8 academic credits, where each credit is equivalent to 120/130 hours, and half a credit is equivalent to 60/65 hours of studying .
  • Attendance is mandatory for credit completions.
The guidance and international continuous evaluation of the correct application of the American system throughout all the grades ensure a firmly established system. This is implemented through the following international exams: the MAP.(Measures of Academic Progress) a standardized computerized test, set and graded by NWEA (North West Evaluation Association) which establishes an accurate assessment of each student's progress in mastering basic skills, and the SAT I and SAT II(Scholastic Aptitude Tests) which together make up 60% of the marks for the High School Certificate.
MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress)
Students have to sit for the MAP exam three times a year, during fall, winter and spring, in English (Reading, Language and literature), Math (Algebra and Geometry) and General Science.
The exam does not affect the students’ grading system.
Grades 11 and 12
SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • The SAT is divided into SAT I and SAT II
  • SAT I in Grade 11 and 12
  • SAT II in Grade 12

 

In SAT I students sit for both English and Math 6 times a year, and the final grade is calculated by taking the highest mark of the 6 exams in each subject.

In SAT II the student has a choice of 2 or 3 subjects, Biology, Chemistry or Physics, as a prerequisite for the faculty of choice.
National Standards
We have introduced supplementary courses in Math and Science to balance the American system with the prevalent National system. The courses of the American program together with the supplementary courses promise well-prepared students for all national and international universities.

Supplementary courses are added in:

- Calculus
  • Limits
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
- Physics
  • Electro-magnetic
  • Magnetism
  • Projectiles
- Physiology        ( Introductory courses for the Faculty of Medicine)
- Biochemistry      
- Zoology            (Introductory course for the Faculties of Science, Veterinary, Pharmacy and Dentistry)