American Program

American Program

American Diploma Program

  • Cognia accredited school that offers an American high school diploma.
  • This program is known for its flexibility and variety as well as being accredited by most of the international and local accreditation commissions.
  • ADP at KAS is aligned with Common Core State Standards, NGSS and C3 Framework of Social studies.
  • Prepares students for admission to prestigious universities locally and internationally.
  • Fulfilling the requirements of local universities in terms of ability tests, achievement tests, SAT and Tahseelee (SAAT) and Quadrat GAT.

Study System

  • Four years program(G9-12)
  • Three semesters each year
  • The duration of the semester is thirteen weeks (Eleven weeks of study, plus two weeks of tests and evaluation)
  • The courses are distributed equally and independently
  • The final grade of the academic year is calculated for final four years transcript


  • English Language and Literature
  • Mathematics (Algebra 1&2, Geometry and Pre-calculus)
  • Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
  • Social studies (Geography, History and Civics)
  • Arabic
  • Islamic studies
  • Saudi Social studies
  • Design Technology
  • Computer science
  • Visual and performing Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Business Management
  • Economics

Learning Standards

  • Research and evidence based
  • Clear, understandable and consistent
  • Aligned with college and career expectations
  • Based on challenging content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills
  • Builds on the strengths and lessons of current state standards
  • CCSS (Common Core state standard) for English Language Art and Math
  • NGSS (New Generation science standards) for science
  • NCA (National core Arts standards) for Fine and Performing Arts
  • C3 Framework for Social studies

In the American Diploma Program, each subject taught has credits. A student must earn a minimum of 28 credits in order to graduate high school.

English Language and Literature=4

World language (Arabic Language Studies) =4

Mathematics (Algebra 1, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus/Calculus) = 4

Science (Integrated science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology) = 4

Social studies: Geography, World History (American History, Britain History) = 3

Islamic studies= 2

Electives= 7

Community service work= 20 Hours

28 Credits in total

Student’s academic achievement is calculated by Continuous assessment which includes:

  • Class participation and Discipline
  • Homework
  • Projects, research, and working papers
  • Summative Assessment
  • The final Exam

Grading Criteria


Assessment Tools

Assessment Mark


Class participation and discipline






Projects, research, and reading assignment



Summative Assessment



Final Term Exam



Students will be promoted to the next grade if they meet the following success requirements:

  • A student passes the course if the final grade is not less than 60%.
  • The student with special needs is considered, based on the diagnostic reports issued by the school Inclusion department, as stipulated in the Ministry of Education’s assessment criteria.
  • The student will be tested for a makeup test if he receives an average of less than 60% in one or more courses at the end of each academic year.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) is basically the student’s overall percentage in grade points, which over the years becomes Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

Educational and academic reports

Schools will provide parents with the following reports:

  • Academic report delivered to student every term with the term weightage
  • Academic report at the end of year
  • Transcript of whole diploma G9-12
  • High school diploma certificate
  • 20 Hours Community service works certificate