The Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions (DHSHP@Qatar) was established to provide a comprehensive and challenging precollege academic educational 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.

Middle School

  • English / Language Arts 7 (everyday)
  • World Studies 7
  • Mathematics 7  (everyday)
  • Science 7
  • Health 7
  • Arabic 7 (all Arab Nationalities)
  • Islamic Studies 7 (Arabic)
  • Physical Education 7
  • Art 7 (for non Arabic students)
  • Qatari History 7 (English)
  • English / Language Arts 8 (everyday)
  • U.S. History 8
  • Math 8 (everyday)
  • Science 8
  • Health 8
  • Arabic 8 (all Arab Nationalities)
  • Islamic Studies 8
  • Physical Education 8
  • Intro. French 8/ Intro. Spanish 8/Intro. Arabic 8 (Non Arabic students)
  • Qatari History 8
  • Technology Applications

High School


9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

English English I English II English III English IV
English I English II English III
or AP Language
English IV
or AP Literature
Social Studies World Geography World History American History Economics (1 semester)
Government (1 semester)
World Geography World History American History
+ (AP Psychology or AP Human Geography)
Economics (1 semester)
Government (1 semester)
+ (AP Psychology or AP Human Geography)
Science IPC and Biology Chemistry Physics AP Chemistry / AP Biology
IPC and Biology Chemistry Physics
+(AP Chemistry /AP Biology)
AP Chemistry / AP Biology /
AP Physics
Mathematics Algebra I Geometry Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus
Algebra I Geometry and Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus AP Statistic and /or
AP Calculus
Algebra I Geometry and Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus and AP Statistic AP Calculus
Computer Studies BCIS 1 BCIS 2 Fundamental of Computer Science AP Computer Science
or Fundamental of Computer
(if required)
Islamic Studies 1 / Islamic Studies 1- English Islamic Studies 2 / Islamic Studies 2 -English Islamic Studies 3 Islamic Studies 4
Foreign Language Arabic 1 / Foreign Language 1 Arabic 2 / Foreign Language 2 Arabic 3 Arabic 4
Physical Education Physical Education 1 Physical Education 2
Health Studies Intro to Health Science Tech Health Science Tech I Health Science Tech II Health Science Tech. III
Concepts of Engineering and Technology Principles of Applied Engineering Engineering Design and Presentation I Engineering Design and Problem Solving
Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance Global Business Business Management Practicum in Business Management
Electives Robotics (Engineering track
Oral Interpretation of literature (Health and Business Track).
Qatar History will rotate with electives
Fine Arts 1A & 1B (Art, Music, or Theater) Journalism


*Electives: Dependent upon student’s completion of core curriculum.
^Prerequisites for enrolment.
Students enrolling after ninth grade year will complete the course sequence listed in their personal graduation plan.