High School Course Selection Form - Grade 9
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Students must earn the following compulsory credits:
English - 1 Credit
Math - 1 Credit
Arabic Social Studies and Moral Education - 0.5 Credit
Biology - 1 Credit
Arabic - 1 Credit
Islamic Studies - 0.5 Credit
Visual Art - 0.5 Credit
Physical Education & Health - 0.5 Credit
A student must choose one of the two electives: English Writer's Lab or Game Design- Swift Playgrounds
English Writer’s Lab Course Description and Prerequisite:
Length and Credit: 1 year / 0.5 Credit
Prerequisite: Recommendation from the current English Teacher Writer’s Lab is an elective course focuses on improving students’ writing skills. Students will have the opportunity to explore different styles of writing to identify the key traits of effective writing. Students will practice writing for a variety of purposes and audiences to develop a strong authentic voice. Writing activities give students practice in organizing and developing narrative, cause and effect, and compare and contrast compositions, literary reviews and research papers. Mastery of the writing process is expected. In addition, students study short stories, novels and poetry. Any student may select to take this course.
Alternatively, students may be recommended for the course by a middle school teacher.
Game Design - Swift Playgrounds Course Description and Prerequisite:
Length and Credit: 1 year / 0.5 Credit
Prerequisite: None
We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. So we’ve introduced a new course which is Introduction to Programming through Game Design which is recommended for anyone considering studying engineering or computer science in college.Through the designing of video games, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer programming. In programming the games, students will cover core-programming topics such as classes, objects, methods, variables, decision statements and control structures. Students will design and program their own animated, interactive game as the final programming project.
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Important Information
Course Change
The schedule is created after students’ choices and interests. Accordingly, courses change is highly discouraged after course selections. One week change period is applicable to any new classes after starting the academic year. Student-initiated requests for course changes take place within the first week of the scheduled course. Attendance in the students’ original class is required until the change has been confirmed by the school administration. Consultation with the student must occur before allowing student to change their schedule. Student is responsible to finish and complete any work missed in their new course. The teacher may recommend that a student be changed to another course if the student does not meet the minimum course expectations.
Below the steps that need to be followed when requesting a course change after the initial one-week period:
1. Student obtains petition form from counselor for the course change.
2. Parent, current teacher, or receiving teacher recommends the change.
3. Counselor makes a recommendation.
4. A final decision will be made by the Guidance Committee, taking all recommendations into account.
The Guidance Committee consists of the (Director, Deputy Director, Academic Advisor, High School Principals and Guidance Counselor)
Pre-requisites
Pre-requisites are required for some courses. Pre-requisites are listed in course descriptions, and students should be aware of them when making course selections. Students are required to read the description of each course selected in order to avoid changing courses.
Attendance
Regular attendance and punctuality are emphasized at INPS-AD. Because performance in class through collaborative activities is an essential element of student learning and assessment, students must be present and absent must be minimized. To receive course credit, students may not accumulate more than unexcused 6 classes per course per semester. Students exceeding this absence limit will receive the grade on their final transcript but will not be granted credit. Four tardiness are equal to one unexcused absence.
Graduation Requirements
- Student must finish 12 years of schooling Grades 1-12
- Student must achieve minimum of 60% overall average in grade 12
- Students must complete 26 credits
- EmSAT
o EmSAT is compulsory for all Emiratis and non-Emiratis students who are studying in
governmental or private schools.
o The EmSAT is compulsory for university admission in government and private universities and colleges in the UAE
o The EmSAT is a one of the degree equivalency requirements for American Private School
students.
o EmSAT minimum score for Math is 500 and for English is 1100
- SAT
o SAT is a one of the degree equivalency requirements for American Private School students
(minimum score of 400 for Mathematics)

- IELTS/TOEFL
o IELTS or TOEFL is a one of the degree equivalency requirements for American Private School students.
TOEFL minimum score of “61” Internet based and IELTS minimum score of “5”.

- Community Service/ Internship a minimum of 30 hours
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