Pathway 1- ISD High School Diploma

Students at ISD can graduate with an ISD High School Diploma. The ISD High School Diploma is an accredited High School Diploma that is recognised as being equivalent to the US High School Diploma.

The ISD High School Diploma is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). This means that the ISD High School Diploma serves as a minimum qualification for several post secondary options including;

  • 4 year universities and colleges and 2-3 Year Community Colleges in the United States
  • Universities and colleges within Bangladesh
  • 2-3 year Colleges in Canada
  • Foundation Programmes in the UK, Australia, and Asia as pathways to future university study.

The ISD High School Diploma is awarded to students who achieve the following over the four years of High School (from Grade 9 - 12):

  • the required number of High School Credits (24 credits), and
  • meet the ISD expectations for Service Learning, and
  • have at least 90% school attendance, and
  • demonstrate the qualities outlined in the IB Learner Profile through their approaches to learning.

 

High School Diploma Credits

High School credits are based on the Carnegie unit. Therefore to earn one (1) credit for a year-long course, students are expected to attend at least 90% of all classes and achieve a passing mark according to the school’s internal assessment policy. A passing mark at ISD is considered as an achievement Level of 3 or higher.

Students must earn the following High School credits to satisfy the minimum requirements of the ISD High School Diploma.

Credits Allocations - Applicable for ISD High School Diploma 2017 - 2019

Courses / Subjects Credits
English * 4 credits
Mathematics 3 credits
Individuals and Societies / Humanities 3 credits
Experimental Science 2 credits
Additional Language or Mother Tongue 2 credits
Service Learning** 1 credit
Electives*** 9 credits
Total 24 Credits
*The requirements for ‘English’ can be satisfied by IB MYP English Language and Literature, IB MYP Language Acquisition, IB DP English B HL, or IB DP English A HL/SL

**Specific requirements for Service Learning can be accessed via the Service at ISD Handbook.

**‘Electives’ includes all subjects and curriculum components that contribute to High School Credits when successfully completed.

Credits Allocations - Applicable for ISD High School Diploma from 2020

Courses / Subjects Credits
English * 4 credits
Mathematics 3 credits
Individuals and Societies / Humanities 3 credits
Experimental Science 3 credits
Additional Language or Mother Tongue 2 credits
Physical Health Education 1 credits
Arts 1 credits
Design 1 credit
Electives** 4 credits
Service Learning 2 credits
Total 24 Credits
*The requirements for ‘English’ can be satisfied by IB MYP English Language and Literature, IB MYP Language Acquisition, IB DP English B HL, or IB DP English A SL or HL.

 

**‘Electives’ includes all subjects and curriculum components that contribute to High School Credits when successfully completed.

 

Students must achieve the core requirement credit to obtain an ISD HS Diploma (for students who transition into ISD post Grade 9 refer to the Award of Credits for students joining ISD post Grade 9).

Specific Service requirements can be accessed via the Service at ISD Handbook.

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