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Graduating from High School is associated with a range of positive life outcomes, from better employment and income prospects to better health and even life expectancy. At BIS we are proud to offer an internationally accredited, 4-year (G9-12) High School Graduation program. Aligned with our School Vision and Learner Outcomes, we have worked to create graduation requirements that are both rigorous and flexible and will meet the needs of all BIS learners as they prepare for their next steps in life.
Students who wish to be considered for Graduation with Honors:
- must achieve a minimum of a grade 3 in all classes, including electives.
- will require a higher number of passing credits than Foundation Graduates in Subject Groups A-C.
- Should be registered to attempt either the full IB Diploma or at least 3 DP courses at the end of Grade 12, with teacher predicted grades of 3 or above in each subject.
-Must meet the additional, Non-Subject based Honors requirements (Requirement 1, 2 and 3).
(a) Total Number of Passing Credits required for Foundation High School Graduation = 24 passing credits or more from Grade 9-12 (as outlined above). 24 credits =22 subject based +2 non-subject based.
(b) Total Number of Passing Credits required for High School Graduation with Honors = 30 passing credits or more from Grade 9-12 at Honors grade achievements (as outlined above). 30 credits=27 subject based +3 non-subject based.
Further Details Regarding Endorsements
Each endorsement will require 10 credits to be earned in specialist subject pathways. Students must not achieve less than a grade 4 in any semester in the endorsement Subject Groups. Students must take at least one subject in the endorsement subject group at IB Diploma HL.
In most cases BIS students will use Keystone School Online for any Credit Recovery. The exact credit recovery course will be determined by the relevant subject teacher in coordination with the relevant Coordinator and will be notified to students and their parents via an Academic Action communication. The Credit Recovery course will typically be the one that aligns most closely with the depth of understanding and skills of the course taught at BIS. Students may not repeat the same course for credit recovery in a subsequent academic year.
(Minimum) Graduation Requirements per Subject Group
During their time in the IB Diploma Program at BIS, students are encouraged to develop: