American Curriculum
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Students at NAIS can choose courses based on curriculum requirements and their educational goals. Compulsory courses: English language, Chinese, Chinese history and Chinese geography.

Basic courses: Students can gradually complete 3 science, 3 math, and 3 social science courses within four years of high school according to their own learning progress and school credit requirements. Science courses include biology, chemistry, and physics; mathematics courses include algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, and calculus; social studies courses include American history, world history, and geography. Students are also required to complete one year of art courses such as music, drama or fine arts, and two years of physical education.

Elective courses: A wealth of elective courses include business, economics, film studies, sociology, anatomical biology, and information technology. College level courses are available to qualified students through AP and distance learning programs.

 

  Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Regular

English Language Arts (C)

Mandarin (C)

Mandarin (C)

Algebra 1

Physical Science

Geography

Intensive English C

Art

Physical Education

Achieve Reading

English Language Arts (C)

Mandarin (C)

Chinese Geography I (C)

Chinese History II (C)

Algebra 1

Algebra 2

Geometry

Physics

Biology 1

Chemistry 1

World History

Intensive English B

Art

Physical Education

Achieve Reading

English Language Arts (C)

Mandarin (C)

Chinese Geography II (C)

Chinese History III (C)

Algebra 2

Geometry

Pre-Calculus

Physics

Biology 2

Chemistry 2

World History

U.S. History

Intensive English A

Art

Physical Education

Achieve Reading

English Language Arts (C)

Mandarin (C)

Pre-Calculus

Physics

Biology 2

Chemistry 2

World History

U.S. History

Composition

Art

Physical Education

Achieve Reading

Outstanding Courses

Music Performance

Music Technology

Choir

Drama Performance

Drama Stage and Production

Film Study

Music Performance

Music Technology

Choir

Drama Performance

Drama Stage and Production

Film Study

Music Performance

Music Technology

Choir

Drama Performance

Drama Stage and Production

Music Performance

Music Technology

Choir

Drama Performance

Drama Stage and Production

College Level Courses

Information Technology

Sociology

Information Technology

Sociology

Economics

Business

Anatomy & Physiology

Information Technology

Economics

Business

Anatomy & Physiology

Information Technology

AP Courses
 

Honor Music History

AP Calculus

AP Chemistry

AP Physics

AP U.S. History

AP Human Geography

AP CSA

AP CSP

AP Music Theory

Research Methods in Music

Honor Music History

AP Calculus

AP Chemistry

AP Physics

AP U.S. History

AP Human Geography

AP CSA

AP CSP

AP Music Theory

Research Methods in Music

Honor Music History

AP Calculus

AP Chemistry

AP Physics

AP U.S. History

AP Human Geography

AP CSA

AP CSP

AP Music Theory

Consultation