High school years are those memorable life-changing years in everyone’s life. Here at CBS, we work hard to ensure our high school students (Grades 6-12) have the best academic experience and career guidance to make sure they achieve their goals and succeed in higher education and life. Our students are challenged to think critically and creatively through the balanced curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
Curriculum evaluation is a continuous and ongoing process, where teachers continually assess student data to improve instruction. Students set their goals with their teachers at the end of each quarter and put the plan for the next steps as well. Students in grades 9 and 10 take the MAP test to assess student learning and growth in English, Math and Science.
Students learn how to effectively approach their work both individually and in teams. We ask students to actively engage in ideas and examine topics through multiple perspectives. We hold a belief that increased connection and collaboration in our school fosters a richer learning experience.
In High school, students can choose between the business stream and Science stream starting from Grade 11 based on their choices for what they want to study at the university.
The guidance counsellor works with students starting in Grade 9 on career choices. Our students are offered one subject related to career guidance every year where students can meet with professionals, share in mini projects and study about different careers. This is meant to give them the chance to make informed decisions for their future careers.
Guidance support is provided to students of Grades 8 to 12 by the Guidance Counselor at CBS.
The guidance counselor conducts an information session with students and parents regarding the importance of marks accumulating towards graduation from Grades 9-12 and regarding the completion of Community Service Hours.
• The guidance counselor familiarizes the students with the various career options they will have after graduation, such as engineering, medicine, business, banking, lab technicians, teaching...etc. As we have 99.9% Kuwaiti students, the rare majors listed in Kuwait university are mentioned to them ex: geography, physics...etc. (This list gets updated annually.
• Community Service completion requirement for the grade-level is followed up by the guidance counselor.
In this course taught in Semester-I from September to December by the guidance counselor, students can identify
• His/her abilities and skills
• What kind of learner he/she is (visual, auditory, kinesthetic)
• Which stream is suitable for him/her (Science or Business) depending on his grades and what he would like to be through counselling sessions.
Parents and students are given a detailed information session on the streams available for opting in Gr 11 and 12, by the guidance counselor. Students are given the choices and asked to submit their choice in the ‘Course Selection Form’ within a week in November of Grade 10
• In April, students who opt for Science will undergo a Science Entrance Assessment (in-house) conducted by the Science teacher. Only the students who pass the eligibility criteria, will be taken into the Science stream in Gr 11
• By first week of May, parents of the students who opted for Science but did not pass the Science Entrance Assessment are informed that their child will be moved to Business stream within the same month by the Guidance Counselor and the Principal
Community Service completion requirement for the grade-level is followed up by the guidance counselor
1. By Grade 11, students are more focused with career decisions narrowed down according to their choice of Stream (e.g.: a business student cannot go for pharmacy or medicine courses as per the MoHE guidelines)
• University fairs from US, UK, Canada, European countries, and Gulf countries are conducted in-school for students to get more exposure.
• During these fairs, students can chat with universities representatives and have a wider idea about different majors offered by these universities.
2. Students planning to study abroad are guided to write the IELTS / TOEFL / SAT entrance exams. Preliminary tests are given in-school and then the students are guided to register and complete the exams within deadlines, by the guidance counselor.
3. Community Service completion requirement for the grade-level is followed up by the guidance counselor.
1. Students attend
• workshops with the Ministry of the Higher Education regarding local and overseas scholarships.
• workshop with Kuwait university speaking about rate of acceptance.
• Local university fair including all private universities in Kuwait.
2. Parents are also given a detailed information session at the beginning of the year by the guidance counselor, regarding the graduation process, scholarship criteria of MoHE (Ministry of Higher Education) and the report card attestation process from the Ministry upon graduation.
3. Individual career-counseling sessions with each student is conducted by the guidance counselor at the beginning of the year. Students are continuously guided through their application processes for post-secondary education throughout the year by the guidance counselor.
4. Community Service completion requirement for graduation is followed up by the guidance counselor.
Standards - AERO Language Curriculum (KG, Gr 1-8, Gr 9-10, Gr 11-12 )
CBS has adopted the AERO Language Curriculum. This curriculum focuses on 4 main areas of language: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The strength of the AERO common curriculum is two-fold: it lies in both its conciseness of content and concepts, and its broad application of these ideas, allowing more time to work on and master the content and skills needed for effective and efficient use of language.
Standards - AERO Common Core Math Standards
CBS has adopted the recently released AERO Common Core Math Standards. The Common Core State Standards provide clear and consistent learning goals to help prepare students for college, career, and life. Emphasis in the AERO Math framework is on the processes and proficiencies of longstanding importance in mathematics at all levels.
Standards - NGSS Standards
CBS uses the AERO Science Framework that is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This framework puts great emphasis on the proper scientific steps and procedures used in all areas of science, and it structures its lessons to constantly bring these skills to the forefront. Science is broken down into “domains,” those being Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical Science, and Scientific Investigation. Each domain addresses both the knowledge and skills to understand the processes, content and scientific principles. In High School full-year courses in Biology and Chemistry are required for all students in Grades 9 and 10. Those students wishing to pursue deeper study in a branch of science may opt for elective courses in Chemistry, Physics and Biology offered in Grades 11 and 12.
Standards - AERO Common Core Social Studies Framework
CBS uses the AERO Common Core Social Studies Curriculum Framework revised in 2019. The focus on inquiry and questioning is key to learning, and by its nature, social studies promotes the use of questions throughout the learning process. These questions aid students in the exploration of the disciplines in relation to the standards and allow students to develop the habits of mind required of a social scientist.
Standards - BCIT Standards
CBS offers a number of full-year business-related courses, from introductory level to advanced level across Grades 10 to 12. The Business Department has adopted the standards and benchmarks of the BCIT (The Business, Computer, Accounting and Information Technology) Standards, developed in 2012, that describe what students should know and be able to do in the field of business education. Business education involves teaching students the fundamentals, theories, and processes of a business. By aligning our content and skills to these well-defined standards, CBS students receive a solid foundation in business fundamentals and accounting principles.
Standards - Kuwait Arabic Curriculum
CBS delivers the Arabic curriculum offered and prepared by the Ministry of Education in the State of Kuwait. The textbooks and curricula are based on standards and competencies to achieve practical and functional skills. These standards and competencies are relevant to the diverse needs and capabilities of learners and meet the requirements of the community and the labor market. The curriculum is supported with various activities and readings (integrated with Qatari curriculum standards) to enrich students' information and analytical abilities.
Standards - Kuwait Islamic Curriculum
CBS delivers the Islamic curriculum offered and prepared by the Ministry of Education in the State of Kuwait. The textbooks and curricula are based on standards and competencies to achieve the memorization and reading skills of the Holy Quran and also include the Character traits of the school, tied in with Islamic values.
Standards - Kuwait Social Studies Curriculum
CBS delivers the Kuwait Social Studies curriculum offered and prepared by the Ministry of Education in the State of Kuwait. The textbooks and curricula are based on standards and competencies to achieve the skills required of the subject.
Standards - Ontario Physical Education Curriculum
Physical Education at CBS is tied into the KidFit program which begins in PreK and continues as a required course up through Grade 10. General movement exploration forms the bedrock of the Kindergarten and Elementary Physical Education curricula. Middle School builds on these fundamental skills and enhances team activities, game strategies, skills, and “lead-up” games based on major sports. Grades 9 and 10 work on honing the specific skills and strategies of major sports, as well as learning defensive tactics. For students in Grades 11 and 12, the Physical Education Department offers electives. From Kindergarten through High School, continual emphasis is placed on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, and safe use of equipment, as well as on the social and emotional development needed to become a good teammate and a gracious competitor.
Standards - ISTE Standards (TechnoKids Curriculum)
The IT Curriculum is guided by the 2016 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students by TechnoKids (which is aligned to Common Core standards). TechnoKids Technology Projects integrates technology into the curriculum across subject areas such as language arts, mathematics, social studies, visual arts, or science. At CBS, technology is integrated into the English subjects for Kindergarten using iPads / tablets. General computer classes are mandatory for Grades 1 to 8 and 10. IT electives are offered for Grades 11 and 12 which allow students to focus on the computer skills of their interest such as programming and graphic design. Technology skills are also integrated into other subjects from Grade 6 to 12 through the iPad program.
Standards - Ontario Art (1-8, 9, 11-12)
The Art Curricula focuses on the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design that constitute all art creations. Students examine and analyze the elements and principles to appreciate and understand established works of art and the vast array of possibilities open to them when creating their own work. Art electives are offered for Grades 11 and 12 which give students deeper focus into the various art skills of their interest.
MS Teams (all grades)
Program where classes are conducted online at CBS. Meetings, assignments, files, collaboration are all in one place on Teams.
RenWeb Home (all grades)
School Information System where information about class timetable, student attendance, assessment grades, important announcements by Principal and the teacher are posted on a regular basis.
eAlpha (SK – Gr 12)
e-Learning Platform with subject-wise e-books and assignments.