Dhahran Academy was founded in 1962 as a non-profit, co-educational, day school for children of American Consulate staff. It is composed of three schools located next to the US Consulate for the Eastern Province in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. By decree of the Saudi government in 1999, Dhahran Academy set in motion changes to provide a full Pre -K through 12th grade program with the addition of Dhahran High School (DHS), the first of its kind in the kingdom.
The Senior class of 2001 marked Dhahran High School's first graduating class. Graduates from DHS receive a high school diploma from Saudi Arabia's first American curriculum high school, accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
In 2010, the Dhahran Baccalaureate Centre (DBC) was started under the auspices of Dhahran High School. DBC offers the full IB Diploma Programme. The first Cohort of 26 students will graduate in May 2013.
Dhahran High School is located in the city of Dhahran which is adjacent to the commercial and government centers of Al-Khobar and Dammam. The city of Dhahran includes the Royal Saudi Air Base, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and headquarters for Saudi Aramco. The geographic area of DHS is the Arabian Gulf in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
Habitat for Humanity Bulgaria Trip: October 9-17, 2013
HFH is proposing a trip to Bulgaria in the fall. The goal of this trip is to create an opportunity for students in Club leadership positions to have a Habitat experience but still be in the Kingdom during WOW week.
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DHS LUNCH TIMINGS FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
With the Class of 2013 graduated, DHS is going to introduce a Common Lunch time for the rest of the school year. Starting on Sunday June 9, all DHS students and staff will have Lunch from 11:05 – 11:40 am. All period 3 and period 7 classes will then start at 11:40 am.
Note that the IB Year 1 Schedule remains unaffected (lunch from 10:55 – 11:30, class starting at 11:30).
The purpose of the change is to:
Additionally, for the remainder of the year, paying customers of all grades are permitted to dine-in at Joffrey’s, as seating allows. Students who do not make a purchase, or those without a seat, cannot remain in Joffrey’s (to avoid over-crowding).
Enjoy your last month of the school year,