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Making Progress in Learning

High School

Our aim is to develop well balanced students with the content knowledge and 21st century skills for success in becoming global citizens. Our curriculum encourages opportunities to develop our students’ understanding of Emirati national identity, innovative skills and practice, and social emotional growth. English subject curriculum is aligned to the California Common Core Standards and includes the core subjects of Math, Science, English, History, Informational Technology, and Physical Education. Arabic, Islamic Studies and Arabic Civics follow MOE guidelines. High school learners also take elective courses to include Environmental Science, French, Creative Design, Art, Creative Writing, Public Speaking, Media Studies, Drama and Debate. Lessons are delivered by subject specialists who are led by school leaders with global experience.

At LISG, we take pride in being a full digital learning school in our English subjects. High school learners access their learning through a school provided Google Chromebook.  Teachers use a variety of digital resources to facilitate learning through explicit teaching and discovery learning. In addition to digital platforms, textbooks are used in MOE subjects.

 

Individual learning is supported by meeting the needs of all students, providing comprehensive feedback and next steps for students, and delivering student-centered interventions.

Students’ personal development is fostered through weekly advisory sessions with topics covering college and career readiness, study skills, time management, and growth mindset.

Further support is provided by a high school guidance counselor who meets regularly with students to investigate college and scholarship opportunities.

 

Staff work to foster student curiosity in learning outside the regular school day. During school and after school, students have opportunities to participate in enrichment clubs that stretch and challenge them in academics, sports and arts. High school learners earn ten volunteer hours each year that can be completed in school through assisting with school events and parent seminars or outside of school with parent permission.  Leadership opportunities are provided through club leadership roles and Student Council leadership roles.  Students compete in district and national competitions in various areas to include: IT Marathon, French, Mathematics and Art Competitions, Chevron Reading Cup- Arabic and English, My Morals, My Identity Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, and the Environmental Excellence Award.

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