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The IB Diploma Program at ISL
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year curriculum, for highly motivated secondary students. This highly academic course leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.
To be awarded the IB Diploma, a student must earn a minimum of 24 points in six areas (three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level). In addition, students must complete 150 hours of CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service) activities, the Theory of Knowledge course and write an original 4.000 word research paper (Extended Essay). IB examinations are written and scored by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Scores range from 7 (highest) to 1 (lowest).
100% of ISL students are enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme.
The ISL Diploma
Students at ISL will also be awarded the which is recognised though our accreditation with CIS and NEASC. TO be awarded an ISL diploma a student must attend ISL for one academic year and be registered in all subject groups of the program. Students must also meet the expectations of the Community Service Program at ISL.
Listed below are the minimum requirements for students to receive an ISL diploma:
English 4 credits
Mathematics 3 credits
Science 3 credits
Humanities/History 3 credits
Foreign Language 3 credits
Physical Education/Health 2 credits each
The Arts (music, art, drama) 2 credits
Information Technology 2 credits
Our school conforms to the International Baccalaureate organization’s system awarding grades ranging from 7 (highest) to 1 (lowest). This grading system is used for all internal assessment, external assessment, and are listed on the student transcripts. HL and SL are designated for Higher Level and Standard Level courses within the IB Diploma Program.
Academic achievement is evaluated twice a year, in January and June. The first grade indicates progress until the end of January, while the second indicates academic achievement for the whole course. Most courses last a full academic year.