COURSE OVERVIEW

College Board Code : 674016

AMERICAN CURRICULUM

Common Core

The school has collaboratively developed and continues to implement an international curriculum based on clear measurable learning goals. The curriculum for the core subjects is aligned to the American Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards and benchmarks. Curriculum guides contain learning objectives that are aligned to the standards and teachers use them to plan their daily instruction in the classroom. The curriculum is endorsed with rich and various online resources and materials in technologically equipped classrooms and laboratories.

SAT

Grade 11

The curriculum is designed to prepare the students for the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) General Test and SAT Subject Tests with content and skills for the tests well-integrated in the curriculum.  Thus, the SAT program is implemented at USIS. As a graduation requirement from Ministry of Education, students must score 400 points from English and 400 points from Mathematics which is 800/1600 in total.

AP COURSES

Grade 12

AP gives students the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school—whether they're learning online or in the classroom. And through taking AP Exams, students can earn college credit and placement.
There are 38 AP courses in disciplines such as the arts, English, history and social science, math and computer science, the sciences, and world languages and culture. You should choose an AP course based on what subjects you’re passionate about as well as what classes you do well in.

 
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CURRICULUM

Embracing Challenge

United Science International School (USIS) offers students American and International educational traditions, as well as the benefits of access to the rich culture and heritage of Kurdistan, and Iraq.

USIS offers a mix of curricular and co-curricular activities, with a wide variety of programs that meet the needs and interest of its students.


The school has collaboratively developed and continues to implement an international curriculum based on clear measurable learning goals. The curriculum for the core subjects is aligned to the American Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards and benchmarks. Curriculum guides contain learning objectives that are aligned to the standards and teachers use them to plan their daily instruction in the classroom. The curriculum is endorsed with rich and various online resources and materials in technologically equipped classrooms and laboratories.


USIS offers a rigorous, well-balanced course of study. Educational materials used are selected for their viability in the American curriculum and adaptability to the local environment. 


The curriculum is also designed to prepare the students for the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) General Test and SAT Subject Tests with content and skills for the tests well-integrated in the curriculum.  Thus, the SAT program is implemented at USIS.


Curriculum in Early Years Stage and Primary sections are designed as a combination of British National Curriculum, International Early Years Curriculum, Cambridge International Primary Program and Kurdish National Curriculum. Children are supported to learn and develop at their own unique pace in their earliest years of life which are important in their own right. Play is an essential aspect of all children’s learning and development. At USIS, learning happens when developmentally appropriate, teacher-scaffolded and child-initiated experiences harness children’s natural curiosity in proper environment. Independent and interdependent learning experiences create a context for personal development and are the foundation of international mindedness. Knowledge and skills development lead to an increasing sense of understanding when children are provided with opportunities to explore and express their ideas in multiple ways. Ongoing assessment, in the form of evaluation and reflection, is effective when it involves a learning-link with the home. Learning should be motivating, engaging and fun, opening up a world of wonder for children where personal interests can flourish. The curriculum in Primary section is flexible and subjects can be offered in any combination of context, culture and school ethos. 

 

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PRESCHOOL PROSPECTUS

Our educational leadership and curriculum development teams design the curricula considering learner profiles, learning outcomes, content, teaching methods and strategies, and assessment.

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PRIMARY SCHOOL PROSPECTUS

Our educational leadership and curriculum development teams design the curricula considering learner profiles, learning outcomes, content, teaching methods and strategies, and assessment.

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL PROSPECTUS

You can find out course descriptions, credit calculations and assessment criteria.

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