SECONDARY CURRICULUM

 

AAM is an all-girls school from Grade 1 to Grade 12.

The Middle School
The Middle School years are a critical period of transition in any child’s development because a plethora of physical, emotional and social changes occur. Therefore, it is essential that middle school education concerns itself with the development of the whole child rather than just the child’s intellectual abilities. Additionally, research has shown that when it comes to individual learning styles, our brains are differentiated along gender lines. For these reasons, we at the AAM Middle School have created a nurturing, single-gender setting that best accommodates the specific developmental needs of adolescent girls.

Academics
AAM offers a rigorous, student-centered, activity-oriented American curriculum that allows your daughters to explore and achieve their full academic potential. It is outcome-based and devoted to excellence in classroom instruction, student motivation, and creative thinking.

English, Math, Social Studies, and Science form the CORE subject areas. The CORE subject teachers, ‘the team’, meet daily to monitor students’ academic progress and development. This team of teachers works together to plan interdisciplinary units as well as team building activities. Our girls are also afforded the opportunity to study Arabic, French, Information and Communication Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education and Islamic Studies. The academic program caters to the intellectual, artistic, physical, emotional and social needs of your daughters to develop life-long skills in a unique, all-girls’ educational setting.

Our curriculum is outcome-based and devoted to excellence in classroom instruction, student motivation and creative thinking.

The High School
Our High School Program helps your daughters make the transition from adolescents into young adults in a supportive, single-gender environment that takes into account the students’ specific developmental needs. Students become more independent, accept responsibility for their own education, and assume leadership roles within our school and subsequently the outside community.

Academics
The High School Program offers a rigorous American college preparatory curriculum. Even though the program is challenging, it is tailored to the individual needs and goals of our students. CORE classes and the majority of our electives will meet in 45-minute blocks four days per week. Students study English, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science, and can earn additional credits in Information and Communication Technology, Physical Education, Foreign Language/Arabic, Fine Arts and elective classes. Students must earn a minimum of 26 credit hours to receive an AAM High School Diploma.

Ninth and tenth grade students will have the opportunity to engage in pre-AP (Advanced Placement) activities in certain of their regular classes. A limited number of carefully screened students entering Grades 11 and 12 will be offered the opportunity to select from a variety of AP classes. This premier academic program for university preparation is the most widely recognized program in American curriculum universities around the world, and it enables students to earn university credits while still in high school. Equally important is the fact that students who participate in this prestigious program perform better in their higher education classes.

We are confident that AAM’s combination of academic, athletic and social activities will serve our girls well as they venture into life beyond High School.

Students become more independent, accept responsibility for their own education, and assume leadership roles within our school community