SCHOOL CURRICULUM


We offer the following curricula:

 



English National Curriculum (K-12)


 



American Curriculum (9-12 option)


 
 
 



Ministry of Education Curriculum (K-12)



 

 



American Curriculum (9-12 option)



Standards-Based Curriculum

 


Pathways

 



Coursework That Prepares for College & Career Readiness



Courses Offered at Al Dhafra Private Schools--Al Ain

 


Elective Courses

 


Overview of Courses

 



College & Career Readiness Stages



Grade 12 American: Plan the Year






Grade 11 American: Getting Ready for University Applications






Grade 10 American: Preparing for AP Classes






Grade 9 American: Attendance & Participation Matter Greatly



 



Standards-Based Curriculum

At Al Dhafra Private Schools—Al Ain, we offer standards-based curricula and follow:
• The Common Core Standards for English and Mathematics
• AP Standards for Calculus AB in Grade 12
NGSS Standards for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in Grades 9-10
• AP Standards for Biology, Chemistry, & Physics in Grades 11-12
CSTA Standards for Computer Science
• AP Standards for Computer Science A: Java as an elective in Grades 11-12
NCSS Standards for History & Geography
NBEA Standards for Business Studies
ACTFL Standards for French
Shape America Standards for Physical Education
WiDA Standards for Extra English
ACTFL Standards for Extra Arabic



The Common Core Standards for English and Mathematics


 



AP Standards for Calculus AB in Grade


 



NGSS Standards for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in Grades 9-10

 



AP Standards for Biology, Chemistry, & Physics in Grades 11-12


 



CSTA Standards for Computer Science


 



AP Standards for Computer Science A: Java as an elective in Grades 11-12


 



NCSS Standards for History & Geography


 



NBEA Standards for Business Studies


 



ACTFL Standards
for French


 



Shape America Standards for Physical Education


 



WiDA Standards for
Extra English


 



ACTFL Standards for
Extra Arabic


 



The curriculum offers an Assessment for Learning approach while preparing students for external exams such as:


  AP

 

  ACT & ACT Subject

 

  SAT

 

  EmSAT


We offer all exams except for EmSAT on site.
In addition to these exams, we offer other external exams to track progress before exams:

Grade Level

External Exam

Track Progress for:

Grade 9

MAP Tests in Fall, Winter, & Spring

SAT
ACT
ACT Subject

Grade 10

Mock EmSAT

EmSAT
ACT Subject

Grade 10 (Optional 75 AED fee)

PSAT 10

EmSAT
SAT
ACT

All provide a comprehensive profile of progress before embarking on AP coursework.

 



Pathways

Students have three options in the American curriculum.


General Pathway

 


Advanced Pathway

 


Elite Pathway


Our curriculum prepares students for graduation and university admissions requirements.

 



General Pathway

These are the minimum requirements for the General Pathway. Students must take a minimum of 5 subjects including these:

SUBJECT

UNITS

NOTES

English Language Arts

4 Units

We offer 4 units and Extra English for those requiring support.

Mathematics

4 Units

We offer 4 units including AP Calculus AB

Science

4 Units
must include Physics

We offer 12 units (4 years of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) including AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics 1

History and Social Science

(History, Geography, French, English Literature)

3 Units


We offer 4 units of History.

We offer 4 units of French.

We offer 1 unit of Geography

 



Advanced Pathway

The minimum requirements for the Advanced Track (total of 2 AP subject exams) include those of the General Track plus:

AP Calculus AB

Minimum score of 3

Results post in July

AP Biology OR AP Chemistry

Minimum score of 3

Results post in July

Calculus-based Physics course

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Students must take the AP courses and the AP exams listed above and achieve a passing score of 3 to qualify as ADVANCED.

 



Elite Pathway

The minimum requirements for the Elite Track (total of 5 AP subject exams) include those of the Advanced Track plus:

AP Physics C: Mechanics

Minimum score of 3

Results post in July

AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

Minimum score of 3

Results post in July

Additional AP Elective

Minimum score of 3

Results post in July

Students must take the AP exams listed above and achieve a passing score of 3 to qualify as ADVANCED.