ACADEMIC

Graduation Requirements- AAC

High School Graduation Requirements

An American High School Diploma is awarded after four years of full-time attendance in grades nine through twelve. The student must also maintain the minimum course load, and successfully complete all his/her required courses.

A. Minimum Requirements for Diploma – 24 credits, with a cumulative GPA of no less than 2.0 for all courses taken.

B. Subject           Graduation Requirements***

Language Arts 4 credits
Mathematics 4 credits
Science  4 credits
Social Studies 3 credits
Foreign Language 3 credits (same language)
Fine and Practical Arts 2 credits
Physical Education 2 credits
Information Technology 2 credits
Electives* 2 credits
Total 26 credits

* Any course taken beyond the minimum number of credits required in a given subject area is considered an elective.

** No credit is earned for a grade of F.

SAT I and II Requirements

Each university requires certain scores in order to be accepted, whether a public university or a private one.

Public universities require a score of at least 1050 out of 1600 on the SAT I exam and a score of 1100 out of 1600 on the SAT II exams. The SAT score counts for 60 percent of the students’ final grade, while their in-school transcript grades count as 40 percent. Depending on the percentage the student receives they can be admitted to different universities decided by the Tanseek Office. 1

Private universities require a score of at least 800 out of 1600 on the SAT I exam and a score of 900 out of 1600 on the SAT II exams.2

Depending on the college they want to join within the university, students must be tested in specific subjects for the SAT II. The subjects are clarified to the student during the advising session.

Transcript and Diploma Stamping Procedures

Once Grade 12 has ended, transcripts with the student grades are prepared to be sent to the AdvancEd office in Cairo. Upon reviewing the documents they receive them and ship them to the United States where they are stamped by the head office in Washington, D.C and by the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau in Washington, D.C. Once they are sent back, the school contacts the parent’s to come collect the documents.


  • These scores are subject to change by the Ministry of Education