Kingdom Schools currently teaches two curricula – the Saudi National Curriculum (Grades 11-12) and the KS International Program from kindergarten through 12th grade, which leads to the American Diploma in Grades 9-12.
The KS International Program uses the Common Core State Standards.The Common Core State Standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade.
The standards were drafted by experts and teachers from across the United States and are designed to ensure students are prepared for today’s entry-level careers, freshman-level college courses, and workforce training programs. The Common Core State Standards focus on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful.
The standards also provide a way for teachers to measure student progress throughout the school year and ensure that students are on the pathway to success in their academic careers.
During the transition to the International Program, Kingdom School was keen to maintain students’ identity by providing a solid educational program in Islamic, Arabic, and KSA History. In addition to using the National Saudi curriculum , we use a variety of resources such as utilizing library books, participating in local and regional competitions, and attending fieldtrips that open the horizons of knowledge in those important subjects.
For a more detailed explanation of Common Core State Standards, please click on the CC FAQ link on this page. The CC FAQ provides an overview, in addition to information about the process, implementation, and content and quality of the standards.