The curriculum is aligned to the State of California, USA academic standards. Additionally, Arabic and Islamic are offered with the implementation of the Ministry of Education standards.
Click on the links below of interest for specific information to the curriculum and practices in each phase To learn more about the California State Standards, please download the guide CCSS Resources for Parents and Guardians in English or Arabic.

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High School

The high school curriculum is designed to develop college and career readiness in students, while preparing for university admissions and career choices. Students in high school must earn 26 credits with a minimum of 60% passing grades in all subjects to be eligible for a US High School Diploma from Dubai Arabian American Private School.

Courses include core subjects as well as a variety of electives are offered to enrich the curriculum and develop students holistically. Electives are selected based on student interest and career goals. Our course curriculums are designed with real-life application imbedded through daily application. Students complete our 4-year program proficient in skills necessary to enter university or the work field and be competent contributing members of society. In addition, our holistic approach encourages students to become model UAE citizens by providing opportunities for students to volunteer, complete community service, support People of Determination, and exercise Green Living practices.

Our high school University and Career Counselor is ready to discuss course and career options for you and your student, along with answer questions as they relate to university admissions or career preparation.

Please contact Mais Obaji at for any questions.  

Link to Resources:

Holt McDougal
Core standards
Achieve 3000


27 St., Muhaisnah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Phone: +971 4 288 2222
Fax:       +971 4 288 2008
P.O. Box: 232212, Dubai -UAE