High School Academics

The UAS High School prepares students for university studies.

This preparation involves:

  • a rigorous academic program
  • wide array of co-curricular activities
  • firm but fair discipline
  • a demanding, but supportive staff
  • clear and frequent communication with parents

UAS graduates go on to highly reputed colleges and universities throughout the world, equipped with the knowledge and skills to be successful. At UAS, students learn how to express their thought effectively, how to analyze problems and formulate solutions, and how to conduct academic research accurately. In addition students learn team skills, how to interact positively with others and to discipline themselves and sustain effort over a long period.

Students generally have two or more hours or more of homework each night in subjects including English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Computer Studies, Religion and World Languages. In addition, students have opportunities to study Art, Music, Physical Education, Health and participate in extracurricular activities including Students Council, National Honor Society, Model United Nations, Green Ambassadors and Athletics.

CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS

UAS college preparatory curriculum uses intensified 90-minute block classes, allowing students to complete a yearlong course in a conventional semester’s time. Students take four academic courses each semester. All instruction in core classes is delivered in English.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES OFFERED AT UAS

 

GRADING SYSTEM (WEIGHTED)

Grades at UAS are computed as percentages, with 100% being the highest possible grade, except in Advanced Placement Courses where grades receive additional 10% weight. Student Grade Point Averages (GPAs) are calculated by averaging all percentages earned while enrolled in UAS high school courses. UAS does not rank students according to their grades. The UAS transcript and GPA reflect only courses taken at UAS. Course credit from other schools are listed separately and accompany the UAS transcript to indicate completion of graduation requirements. The following scale is used for conversion or comparing to other grading scales.

AP SCORE SUMMARY

In 2023, 26% of students taking AP exams at UAS scored 3 or above. The subjects assessed were Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science A, Calculus AB, Human Geography, Psychology, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition and Statistics.

COLLEGE PLACEMENT

The vast majority of our senior class continues their educational journey at a diverse selection of universities in the US, UK, Canada, Europe, Australia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Kuwait.

HS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS  2023 – 2024