AMPS aims to prepare students for college and career in every phase of their academic program with an increased experiential focus in the High School phase. Students are expected to be more independent in their learning through creating innovative products and internalizing their roles as change makers and role models to the school community at large.
Design thinking projects are incorporated in high school where students are developing solutions that positively impact the local and global communities and promote creativity, critical thinking, and social skills. Learning outside the classroom happens through the extracurricular programs offered, career service-learning classes, and student organizations.
The AMPS High School academic program provides a rigorous college preparatory program. This program is aligned with the California Common Core State Standards & MOE National Standards. Students are graded according to a US Standards Based grading scale. Students continue to challenge themselves through rigorous learning experiences within language, science engineering practices, mathematical practices, athletics, the arts and music. Students will be directly supported to pursue their passions through selecting their electives program and continuing to have a voice & choice throughout their high school years as they are finetuning their college and career journeys.
AMPS High school students are required to take 30 credits to graduate. The school offers students to enroll in a total of 30 credits throughout their four-year program. In keeping with the graduation requirements, each year high school students enroll in at least 6 of the AMPS core academic courses:
A broad range of electives and co-curricular activities are offered such as business, psychology, computer science, PE and the visual arts to help students further explore their interests & abilities.
Students can choose from several course offerings. The curriculum offers students General, Advanced & Elite course pathways. Advanced Placement (AP) courses sponsored by the College Board in the United States are offered to Grades 11 & 12 students who opt into the Advanced & Elite pathways. Additionally, students have opportunities to take dual credit courses through partnerships with Skyline University, American University of Sharjah and Ajman University.
AMPS offers 6 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which are equivalent to first-year college courses. Students receive additional weight to their GPA according to their performance. Students enrolled in AP classes take the AP College Board exam during May of the academic year. Students receive equivalency once they pass the AP exam with a score of 3 or above.