High School Academics

Course Outline

AMERICAN DIVISION – HIGH SCHOOL

Tanseeq Stipulations for American Diploma

College Counseling Service

Course Offerings

Academic Year 2020 – 2021
Grade 9
  • English Language Arts
  • Maths (combined Algebra I & Geometry)
  • Physical Science
  • Social Studies (combined History & Geography)
  • Arabic Language & Religion
  • Arabic Social Studies
  • Physical Education
  • French
  • Art
Grade 10
  • English Language Arts
  • Maths (combined Algebra I & Geometry)
  • Biology
  • Social Studies (combined History & Geography)
  • Arabic Language & Religion
  • Arabic Social Studies
  • Civics
  • Physical Education
  • French
  • Computer
Grade 11
  • English Language Arts
  • Advanced Algebra II or Regular Algebra II *
  • Chemistry
  • Business
  • Arabic Language & Religion
  • Civics
  • Physical Education
  • French
  • Art or Computer (depending on student choice)
Grade 12
  • English Language Arts
  • Advanced Math or Business Math or Accounting
  • Physics or Psychology **
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Art or Consumer Math or Psychology or Biology ***
  • Art or Consumer Math or Psychology or Computer
  • Arabic Language & Religion
  • Civics
  • Physical Education

* Students wishing to join Engineering or related faculties must take Advanced Math in Grade 12 and need to take Advanced Algebra II in Grade11.
** Students wishing to join faculties of Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy and Sciences or related faculties must take Chemistry in Grade 11 and Physics in Grade12
*** Students wishing to join faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy and Sciences or related faculties must take Biology in Grade12

Standardized Tests

MAP

The Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers and administrators make informed decisions to promote the students’ academic growth. Grade 9-11 students sit for MAP tests in Reading, Language and Maths twice during the school year. The results are analyzed and factored into the decision-making process regarding the students’ choice of subjects, whether they are performing at the required level and possible interventions for those who are not. The MAP is administered at the High School computer lab facility.

PSAT

Students of grades 9-11 at the MLS American Division are all required to sit for the Preliminary-SAT (PSAT) in October of every academic year. For students in grades 9 and 10, the PSAT results guide their preparation for the SAT, while for grade 11 students, the PSAT constitutes an additional chance to practice for the SAT. The PSAT is administered at the school and proctored by the faculty under the College Board’s strict regulations.

SAT

Holders of the American Diploma are required to obtain their Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) for admission into university in Egypt and most universities abroad. Locally, the Egyptian Ministry of Education stipulates the minimum accepted scores for university admission. However, some universities may choose to raise their minimum score requirement higher. The MLS High School Administration Office provides the service of registering for the SAT and ordering their scores delivered to AmidEAST behalf of the students.
Although the school does not offer specific SAT classes, the Maths and ELA curricula are designed to accommodate instruction that supports the students’ efforts with their SAT scores.

AP

Advanced Placement exams are an excellent channel for high-scoring students to demonstrate above-average learning in specific subjects as they seek admission into university. Grade 12 students are offered the opportunity to sit for AP exams on campus, as MLS was granted the status of AP testing center in 2015. 

The American College Test: ACT

The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education have recently signed an agreement accrediting ACT assessments to measure learning and college readiness.

The agreement stipulates that universities in Egypt will now accept scores on the ACT test and an ACT subject area test for admission.

ConnecME Education, the ACT exclusive partner for the Middle East and North Africa region, administers all the tests in the region.

Please consult the accompanying PDF file for a comprehensive comparison between the ACT and the SAT.

Most Egyptian university websites still quote their required SAT score, not their required ACT score. Please find the conversion table here to see if your ACT score is admissible at your university of choice.

2020-2021 Official Test Dates for International Students

11 & 12 September 2020
Register by 4 September 2020
(Late fees waived)

9 & 10 October 2020
Register by 2 October 2020
(Late fees waived)

16 & 17 April 2021
Register by 26 March 2021
(9 April + late fee)

11 & 12 June 2021
Register by 21 May 2021
(4 June + late fee)

16 & 17 July 2021
Register by 25 June 2021
(9 July + late fee)

For more information about the ACT for international students, please visit:
https://global.act.org/content/global/en/products-and-services/the-act-non-us.html