High School

High School

The High School at AIS comprises grades 9 – 12 (ages 15 – 18). At this stage, students are ready to become the leaders and the innovators of the future. They are also starting to think about their future after high school, and to make some choices about where their interests, talents and energies lie. AIS has a robust program of elective subjects which begins at grade 10. Students continue with the core subjects, and have choices for elective subjects including Economics, Business, Accounting, Social Studies, ICT, specialized Science streams, Music, and Art. At this stage, students also consider whether they want to pursue AP (Advanced Placement) courses in the Sciences, Mathematics or Arts. Students and families work closely with academic and college counselors to make informed decisions about their futures.

As is the case in all sections of the school, elements of UAE heritage, history and Islamic culture are incorporated during teaching and learning activities across all disciplines.


The American curriculum followed at American International School Dubai is based on high standards of achievement in all subject areas. This broad and balanced approach is supported by a wide range of co-curricular activities which equip all students with the skills they need for the 21st century.

As an American curriculum school we start with entry to Kindergarten at age 4. Our students study through to Grade 12, where they are awarded the American High School Diploma at age 17. The American Diploma is accepted for entrance by all UAE universities and colleges and is recognized by other universities around the world.

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