High School Curriculum (Grades 9 to 12)

High School Curriculum (Grades 9 to 12)

The High School curriculum builds upon prior skill and content learning from the elementary and middle grades. The High School curriculum at RAIS is firmly rooted in the Common Core Standards and the College Readiness Standards. Expectations for academic achievement are high, and instructional approaches are differentiated for each student based on learning style, strengths, and areas of needed support. To graduate from RAIS, a student must complete a minimum of 21 academic credits in English, Sciences, Mathematics, Social studies, Physical Education and ICT. In addition, they must fulfill program requirements in Arabic and Islamic Studies. To complete the credits, students at RAIS should score at least 60% in each ofin the previously mentioned subjects. In addition, they have to sit for standardized tests pertinent to core subjects: SAT, SAT Subject, IELTS-Academic or TOEFL and CEPAA. A hallmark of our program is the early recognition, and consistent re-evaluation of student strengths and interests as a way of engaging students in high level curricular study. Students are challenged to pursue learning in creative ways, and to actively collaborate, communicate and cooperate with classmates and teachers.

English Algebra1 Geometry Algebra2 Calculus General








Social Studies ICT PE
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American Curriculum

The American Curriculum is one of the most popular curricula in the world today due to its practical application and ease of understanding. With the advent of the Common Core Standards, the American Curriculum has become one of the most sought after in the world due to its success in preparing students for college and career readiness. RAIS has aligned its vision with such high standards in order to make sure that all students leave high school prepared for their future. The Common Core is informed by the highest, most effective standards from across the United States and countries around the world. The standards define the knowledge and skills students should gain throughout their K-12 education in order to graduate from high school prepared to succeed in entry-level careers, introductory academic college courses and workforce training programs.

The Standards are:

  • Research and evidence-based.
  • Clear, understandable, and consistent
  • Aligned with college and career expectations
  • Based on rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills
  • Built upon the strengths and lessons of current state standards
  • Informed by other top performing countries in order to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society.
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