The American Curriculum
The American curriculum follows the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that award students with a High School Diploma or Advance High School Diploma. The CCSS initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Centre for Best Practices (NGA Centre) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. The CCSS standards that the following properties:
- Aligned with college and work expectations.
- Clear, understandable and consistent.
- Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills.
- Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards.
- Informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society.
The (CCSS) prepares the students with the most important knowledge and skills to attain higher education or careers.
Using a credit system, students are given a wide foundation in General Education and are taught a broad range of subjects including Math (Algebra I and II, Geometry I and II, Calculus) English Literature, English Language, ICT, French, Arabic, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, World History, KSA History and PE.
The AIS prepares the students for SAT I and SAT II. The program starts at the beginning of grade nine and ends at the end of grade twelve. Students are registered by the school at the end of grade eleven for SAT I, and at the end of grade twelve for SAT II.
The SAT I is a comprehensive exam that is offered seven times a year: October, November, December, January, March (or April, alternating), May, and June. The test is typically offered on the first Saturday of the month for the November, December, May, and June administrations. This exam is broken up into three parts: critical reading, math and writing.