US Diploma Program

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Qatar Leadership Academy follows a North American curriculum model, with a full high school program in grades 9-12. All students at the academy fulfilling minimum graduation requirements will attain a US High School Diploma at the end of their senior year.

During their freshman and sophomore years, students follow a generic academic program, automatically enrolling in predestinated classes in Once they reach their junior and senior years, students are given the option to cater their studies more specifically with various course options to choose from.

Credits are the units by which academic progress is measured. Students must earn 24 units of credit in grades 9-12 in order to qualify for a Qatar Leadership Academy Diploma, with the potential to earn 7 credits per year. Credit will be given only for courses taken while students are enrolled at the ninth through twelfth grade levels at the Academy.

Students who transfer to QLA during the school year will be placed in classes that most closely match the courses they were attending in their previous school. Transfer grades from a student’s previous school may be considered in determining the student’s semester grade.

The following number of credits will determine a student’s grade placement:

Freshman (grade 9) 1-4 credits
Sophomore (grade 10) 5-11 credits
Junior (grade 11) 12-18 credits
Senior (grade 12) 19-24 credits

A student who does not meet these credit requirements will remain in the same grade placement until the credits have been earned.