Zahrat Al-Sahraa International School

High School

ZSIS High School offers a college preparatory, honors level program designed to secure admission to first class universities throughout the world. The curriculum is broadly based, drawing from the courses and best practices of American and International education. Our students are expected to study English, Arabic, Math, Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Biology), Social Studies (History and Geography), Islamic Studies, Physical Education, and Information Technology throughout their High School journey. Students will also have the chance to choose two elective courses per year. We provide both academic programs and counseling services that send students from every graduating class to universities in the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe, Africa, and all over the Arab World.

Introduction

The High School Curriculum follows international and national standards. English, Math, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology follow the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Saudi Culture follow the Saudi National Standards. The curriculum prepares students for standardized exams (SAT, AP, TOEFL, ACT, and SAAT-Qiyas).

Curriculum

English

Literature, Grammar, Writing. and Vocabulary are taught with progressive consistency to grade level following the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Mathematics

Mathematics courses follow the CCSS and are divided in such a way to allow students to be fully ready for their SAT exams, AP exams, and Universities. Students in Grade 9 and 10 are given Algebra II and Geometry II. In 11 and 12, students are given Trigonometry and Calculus, respectively.

Science

Students are supplied with separate worksheets and class activities for each lesson to reinforce their understanding and problem-solving skills. They will also be provided laboratory activities during the whole year based on selected topics and as listed in a well-planned program for all grades. In addition, students will be given different learning aids including PowerPoint presentations and internet resources that emphasize the topic being studied in class.

Social Studies

Social studies is concerned with the study of social relationships and the functioning of society and usually made up of courses in history, economics, civics, sociology, geography, and anthropology.

Electives

A choice of electives is offered twice a year. The courses cover topics from Arts, Sciences, Business, Languages, and Humanities.