Welcome Middle East International School (MIS) High School, where we value continuous improvement and believe that learning is the work, together. What we know is that critical thinking skills will be crucial to student’s success. Theirs is a digital world; their future will be more strongly affected by technology. Hence, our mission at MIS High School is to provide excellence in education presupposing that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout our instructional program.
The high school section includes 250 students in grades 9-12. The academic program is a challenging and engaging American college preparatory system, supplemented with Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) for students seeking to challenge themselves to an even higher level.
To enrich student life, high school offers a variety of organized clubs in the seventh hour of the school day which consists of sports as well as spirit-building activities. In recent years, the MIS Model United Nations delegation has regularly taken part in THIMUN, Andrew MUN at Carnegie Melon University, MUN at Georgetown University, Messaied, Al Dukhan, and Al Khor in Qatar. In addition, our Robotics Team and Destination Imagination are developing programs offered to students.
The student body elects the High School Student Council - the voice of the student body. The Student Council consists of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Public Relations persons as well as grade level representatives. They not only make recommendations pertaining to the general welfare and activities of the school but also organize pep-rallies and extra-curricular events after school to enrich and enhance the curriculum.
Student Council is an initiative to empower the students; this enables the students to demonstrate leadership talents, commitment and responsibility by serving the student body. Student representatives are elected annually by their peers, after they share why they want the roles and what value they can bring to the school. Student Council exists at the Elementary, Middle and High school.
Student Council duties includes promoting and being ambassadors for the school within the wider community and acting as liaison between the students and the school management.
Our curriculum is in line with our school’s vision and mission, ensuring that our students learn at high levels to be competitive in the international community. The curriculum is based on the Common Core State Standards and we are able to offer a wide variety of coursework for students.
High School Diploma
MIS offers a college preparatory program which is aligned with the Common Core Standards. Students are expected to earn 24 credits in their four years at high school to graduate. The program focuses on inquiry based learning approach throughout the core subjects; English, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages (Arabic & French) and a selection of special subjects (Islamic Studies, Crafts, Band, Physical Education, ICT, Art, Music, Career) that provide our students with a solid foundation as they prepare for university. As part of developing, we encourage students to participate in service and leadership opportunities offered in the local community.
The Advanced Placement Program
Advanced Placement (AP) courses offer students the opportunity to do college-level work while still in high school. The courses are available to qualified, motivated students primarily in Grades 11 and 12. School administers AP exams, conducted by the College Board, to students enrolled for AP courses. Those who are sitting for an AP exam are obliged to pay the exam fees. These fees are subject to change due to increases by the College Board.
Current Advanced Placement Courses at MIS:
- English Literature and Composition
Islamic Studies/ Crafts/ Band
MIS demonstrates a sincere commitment to Ministry of Education’s regulations and indeed to the vision of Qatar for the future of the education of its citizens. School aims to provide appropriate education for their students in Islamic Culture and knowledge/commitment to Islamic beliefs/ values. These classes are conducted twice a week both in Arabic for students that are proficient in Arabic and in English medium for Arabic Second Language speakers. Non-Muslim students are provided the option to take Crafts or Band in lieu of Islamic Studies.
The Physical Education program seeks to develop and promote a positive attitude about fitness and sports. The program offers students opportunities for active participation and provides physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth. Participation in sports is offered at all high school levels for both boys and girls. During the Inter-school Olympics each season our teams compete in tournaments that is hosted by the Qatar School Olympics. MIS has had considerable success over the years in Volleyball and Soccer competitions.
Art, Music and Career Guidance
These are elective options for high school students intended to establish an aesthetic awareness and appreciation of fine arts. We anticipate that as they continue to study and gain experience, each student’s perception, creativity and critical thinking skills will likewise sharpen. Career Guidance is a new course introduced this school year by the Academic Counselor to empower students with workforce skills, goal setting, strategies and writing effective personal statements.
During the school year, we host several university fairs and representatives from universities worldwide regularly visit school to give our students with talent and ambition the exposure to pursue their passion, get college-ready, and be socially responsible leaders of tomorrow.