Recommended Course: Modern Jordanian History

This course delves deep into the events and people of the past century in an attempt to answer the question “what does it mean to be Jordanian.” Students have the opportunity to investigate rare Arabic primary sources (in translation!), engage in monthly guest lectures with parliamentarians, professors and activists, write and present analytical research papers on topics of your choice, adventure on three curricular field trips around Jordan, and explore Jordanian identity from a diverse range of lenses. In line with His Majesty's vision, the year ends with a capstone project wherein students explore a problem facing Jordan today and propose evidence-based solutions.

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Grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, the academic program at King's Academy provides opportunities for both breadth and depth of study. We offer Advanced Placement exams in 28 subjects, as well as a variety of electives in history, religion and the arts, including courses in vocal and instrumental music, dance, theater, sculpture, drawing and painting.

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Contact Arabic Year

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Program of Study

Students participating in the Arabic Year program are able to construct a course schedule that meets their individual academic interests and curricular goals, within the framework of the King’s Academy curriculum and requirements. Like all students at King’s Academy, those in the AY program must take year-long Arabic, mathematics and English courses. In addition, AY program participants can take year-long or term-long courses in science, history, world languages, the arts and other areas. For those students returning to a home school after participating in Arabic Year, efforts are made to coordinate a student’s courses at King’s Academy with the home school’s requirements and recommendations. Most students at King’s Academy take six courses per term.


Students in the Arabic Year program may choose to take one or two classes of Arabic per day. Students seeking to advance their fluency quickly are strongly encouraged to take double Arabic. All Arabic classes include instruction in Standard Arabic and Colloquial Arabic. Students are placed in Arabic classes according to their background and fluency level.


In grade 10, students take Arabic Literature in a Global Context (regular or accelerated level).

Grade 11 and Grade 12 students can choose a Portfolio course or a Seminar course.

Mathematics and Computational Thinking

According to their math level, students will be placed in Integrated Math, Geometry, Algebra II (regular or accelerated level), FST, Pre-Calculus (regular or accelerated  level), Advanced Calculus I, Advanced Calculus II or Advanced Statistics.


Physical and Life Sciences

In grade 10, students typically take Chemistry (regular or accelerated), but alternative courses are offered if a student has already taken chemistry.

Juniors and seniors may choose one or two courses from the Department of Physical and Life Sciences that include Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Neuroscience, Engineering Design, Advanced studies in Biology, Advanced studies in Physics 1, Advanced studies in Physics C, and Advanced studies in Chemistry.

History, Religion and Society

In grade 10, students take History of the Middle East in the Context of the World. Grade 11 and 12 students are encouraged to take the Modern Jordanian History course, but can also choose from year-long courses such as Topics in Economics, Adolescent Psychology, Governmental Models, Advanced World History, Advanced US History, Advanced Art History, Advanced Human Geography, Advanced Psychology, Advanced Economics and), Advanced European History, Advanced Comparative Government and Politics. 


World Languages

Students may take year-long courses in French, German, Mandarin or Spanish.

Art, Design and Technology

Students may take year-long courses including Art and Design, Lens Based Arts, 3D Arts, Advanced Studio Art, Introduction to Dance, Advanced Dance Tutorial, Arabic Folklore: Dabkeh, Introduction to Theater and Advanced Music Theory.