Graduation Requirements

All students at ISK must enroll in a program leading to a North American diploma attainable by the age of 20 years. Students enrolling after grade 9 will be required to select courses appropriate for their grade and also to complete any other required courses not already taken.To qualify for an ISK diploma, seniors must meet the following graduation requirements between the 9th and 12th grades:

Subject

Required Credits

Recommended Credits

English

4

4

Social Studies

3

4

Mathematics

3

4

Science

3

4

Modern Languages

2

3-4

Physical Education

1.5

1.5

Health

.5

.5

Creative Arts

1

2-3

Electives

6

4

Total

24

28

In addition, all students are required to:

  1. Demonstrate a minimum level of competency in a second language through one of the following means: a. earning two credits in the same language offered at ISK (French, Spanish, or Kiswahili in grades 9-12); or b. preparing for and completing an IB language exam in another ‘external’ language (not English, French, Spanish, or Kiswahili) outside of school - this preparation is monitored and verified by the IB coordinator (students qualifying under option B still need the requisite total credits to graduate).
  2. Successfully complete an Intercultural Activity for each year in the ISK high school, normally involving attendance on a school-organized week-long intercultural trip and completion of a final reflection about the trip.
  3. Successfully complete an acceptable Creativity, Action, and Service (and Leadership) program for each year in the ISK high school, as defined by the CAS guidelines for full IB diploma students or CASL booklet for all other high school students.

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