What is the American Curriculum Stream?
The American Curriculum Stream is a parallel pathway or educational Stream to the National Curriculum stream in Dar Al Thikr Schools, where students study curricula based on the American standards from Grade 4 to Grade 12.
Upon completion of graduation requirements, students of the American Curriculum Stream will graduate with an American High School Diploma, which is accepted in Saudi and international universities.
Subjects in the American Curriculum Stream
The educational program in the American Curriculum Stream includes teaching basic subjects (science, mathematics, English, and other subjects) through the medium of English and according to American standards. The program will also include National Identity subjects in Arabic.
Subjects taught in the American Curriculum Stream are based on American standards and with measurable learning outcomes, focused on refining students’ skills, including higher order thinking skills and innovation.
- Mathematics is taught according to the Common Core State Standards for math (CCSS)
- Science is taught in accordance with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
- English language and other subjects taught in English will be taught in accordance with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS) and relevant American standards for other subjects such at ICT/PE.
- Subjects taught in the American Curriculum Stream include National Identity subjects (Islamic studies, Arabic language, and social studies), which constitute a key factor in defining students’ identity and their sense of belonging.
Accredited external exams
- Dar Al Thikr Schools will adopt the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) by NWEA, to consistently evaluate the development of skills in basic subjects for students in all grade levels.
MAP tests are not mandatory for graduation.
- At the High School level, students will be given opportunities to study Advanced Placement (AP) subjects and obtain a certificate of achievement when they sit for the AP exams. AP courses are pre-university courses that enrich students’ knowledge and skills, considered as crucial requirements for university study, both locally and internationally.
We will start welcoming our students in the fourth grades G4, the fifth G5, and the sixth G6 for the academic year 2023-2024.
The desired goal is, of course, to expand until the twelfth grade, and classes will be added in stages, considering the need for continuity for registered students.