CURRICULUM

The Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions-Qatar(DHSHP@Qatar) was established to provide a comprehensive and challenging college preparatory program to motivate and enable students to pursue postsecondary studies in science, math, medicine, engineering, and technology. Students attending the DeBakey – Qatar will follow the prescribed four-year course sequence. As a result, each student will exceed the minimum graduation requirements. The course sequence of each subject is determined by the student’s preference. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are subject to acceptance policy. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 100 volunteer hours prior to graduation.

Lower School

FIFTH GRADE – Course Sequence
  • Arabic/Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL)
  • English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)
  • Islamic Studies/Islamic Studies in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Qatar History
  • Science
  • STEAM
  • World Studies
SIXTH GRADE – Course Sequence
  • American History
  • Arabic/Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL)
  • ART
  • English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)
  • Islamic Studies/Islamic Studies in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Qatar History
  • Science
  • STEAM
SEVENTH GRADE - Course Sequence
  • Arabic/Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL)
  • English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)
  • Islamic Studies/Islamic Studies in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Qatar History
  • Science
  • STEAM
  • World Studies
EIGHTH GRADE – Course Sequence
  • American History
  • Arabic/Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL)
  • English Language Arts and Reading(ELAR)
  • Islamic Studies/Islamic Studies in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Qatar History
  • Science
  • STEAM

Upper School

NINTH GRADE – Course Sequence
  • Algebra I
  • Arabic/Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL)/Intro to French/Intro to Spanish
  • Biology
  • English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)
  • Introduction to Career and Technical Education
  • Islamic Studies/Islamic Studies in English
  • Physical Education
  • Speech Communication
  • World Geography
TENTH GRADE – Course Sequence
  • American History
  • Arabic/Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL)/French I/Spanish I
  • Chemistry I
  • Cyber Security and Digital Forensic
  • Electives(Fine Arts/Research Skills)
  • English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)
  • Geometry/Geometry and Algebra II
  • Islamic Studies/Islamic Studies in English
  • Track(Health Science Tech I or Principles of Applied Engineering II or Global Business
ELEVENTH GRADE – Course Sequence
  • Algebra II/Pre-Calculus/Algebraic Reasoning
  • American History
  • AP Art/AP Biology/AP Chemistry/AP Computer Science/AP Human Geography/AP Language/AP Physics/AP Psychology/AP Statistics
  • Arabic
  • College Transition
  • Electives(Fine Arts/Research Skills/Cyber Citizenship/Creative Writing)
  • English Language Arts and Reading(ELAR)
  • Track(Health Science II/Engineering Design and Presentation/Business Management/Cyber Security and Digital Forensic)
  • Islamic Studies
  • Physics/Environmental System/Bio II/Chemistry II
TWELFTH GRADE – Course Sequence
  • AP Art/AP Biology/AP Calculus AB/AP Calculus BC/AP Chemistry/AP Computer Science/AP Human Geography/AP Language/AP Literature/AP Physics/AP Psychology/AP Statistics
  • Arabic
  • College Transition
  • Electives(Fine Arts/Research Skills/Cyber Citizenship/Creative Writing)
  • Economics and US Government
  • English Language Arts and Reading(ELAR)
  • Track(Health Science III/Engineering Design and Problem Solving/Practicum in Business Management)
  • Islamic Studies
  • Environmental System/Bio II/Chemistry II
  • Pre-Calculus/Calculus

The Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions-Qatar(DHSHP@Qatar) was established to provide a comprehensive and challenging college preparatory program to motivate and enable students to pursue postsecondary studies in science, math, medicine, engineering, and technology. Students attending the DeBakey – Qatar will follow the prescribed four-year course sequence. As a result, each student will exceed the minimum graduation requirements. The course sequence of each subject is determined by the student’s preference. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are subject to acceptance policy. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 100 volunteer hours prior to graduation.

Lower School

FIFTH GRADE – Course Sequence
  • Arabic/Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL)
  • English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)
  • Islamic Studies/Islamic Studies in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Qatar History
  • Science
  • STEAM
  • World Studies
SIXTH GRADE – Course Sequence
  • American History
  • Arabic/Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL)
  • ART
  • English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)
  • Islamic Studies/Islamic Studies in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Qatar History
  • Science
  • STEAM
SEVENTH GRADE - Course Sequence
  • Arabic/Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL)
  • English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)
  • Islamic Studies/Islamic Studies in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Qatar History
  • Science
  • STEAM
  • World Studies
EIGHTH GRADE – Course Sequence
  • American History
  • Arabic/Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL)
  • English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)
  • Islamic Studies/Islamic Studies in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Qatar History
  • Science
  • STEAM

Upper School

NINTH GRADE – Course Sequence
  • Algebra I
  • Arabic/Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL)/Intro to French/Intro to Spanish
  • Biology
  • English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)
  • Introduction to Career and Technical Education
  • Islamic Studies/Islamic Studies in English
  • Physical Education
  • Speech Communication
  • World Geography
TENTH GRADE – Course Sequence
  • American History
  • Arabic/Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL)/French I/Spanish I
  • Chemistry I
  • Cyber Security and Digital Forensic
  • Electives(Fine Arts/Research Skills)
  • English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)
  • Geometry/Geometry and Algebra II
  • Islamic Studies/Islamic Studies in English
  • Track(Health Science Tech I or Principles of Applied Engineering II or Global Business
ELEVENTH GRADE – Course Sequence
  • Algebra II/Pre-Calculus/Algebraic Reasoning
  • American History
  • AP Art/AP Biology/AP Chemistry/AP Computer Science/AP Human Geography/AP Language/AP Physics/AP Psychology/AP Statistics
  • Arabic
  • College Transition
  • Electives(Fine Arts/Research Skills/Cyber Citizenship/Creative Writing)
  • English Language Arts and Reading(ELAR)
  • Track(Health Science II/Engineering Design and Presentation/Business Management/Cyber Security and Digital Forensic)
  • Islamic Studies
  • Physics/Environmental System/Bio II/Chemistry II
TWELFTH GRADE – Course Sequence
  • AP Art/AP Biology/AP Calculus AB/AP Calculus BC/AP Chemistry/AP Computer Science/AP Human Geography/AP Language/AP Literature/AP Physics/AP Psychology/AP Statistics
  • Arabic
  • College Transition
  • Electives(Fine Arts/Research Skills/Cyber Citizenship/Creative Writing)
  • Economics and US Government
  • English Language Arts and Reading(ELAR)
  • Track(Health Science III/Engineering Design and Problem Solving/Practicum in Business Management)
  • Islamic Studies
  • Environmental System/Bio II/Chemistry II
  • Pre-Calculus/Calculus