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.
- Mathematics and Computational Thinking
- Physical and Life Sciences
- History, Religion and Society
- World Languages
- Art, Design and Technology
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 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.
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.