THE BEGINNINGS OF AHSS
The Abdul Hamid Sharaf in the Present
The Abdul Hamid Sharaf School is a private, coeducational, K-12 day school serving the needs of a diverse group of students, international and local. Languages of instruction for the basic subjects are Arabic and English. The school is licensed to teach the Jordanian Ministry of Education curriculum (Tawjihi), the British General Certificate of Education (GCE) and International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), and the American SAT II curriculum. Successful completion of the programs of study in English allows the student’s degree to be equated with the Jordanian Tawjihi high school diploma that is necessary for continuing education in Jordanian colleges and universities.For students in the Arabic stream a strong ESL program is in effect and is taught by qualified English teachers, many of who are native speakers. Ministry of Education textbooks are supplemented with audio-visual materials, teaching aids and books, especially in science, math, English and social studies. Enrollment in the English curriculum is possible beginning at the third grade level. American textbooks are used for grades three to twelve except in the British curriculum that starts with 9th grade.