Upper School Curriculum
Students in Grades 9 to 12 must complete a rigorous and balanced program of studies across the following subjects:
- Social Studies
- World Languages
- Creative Arts
- Physical and Health Education
In Grades 9 and 10, courses have been created by Upper School teachers to ensure that students are well prepared to select Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses in Grades 11 and 12. Regardless of the cumulative number of credits earned, Grade 9 and 10 students are required to enroll in eight courses.
Grade 11 and 12 students are required to enroll in a minimum of six courses. They can choose between Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) courses and/or ZIS designed courses. Students are encouraged to select a program of study that meets their ability-level, piques their interest, fulfills diploma requirements, and furthers their university admission and/or career objectives.
Students are encouraged to explore and participate in a variety of co-curricular offerings to complement academic development. Example opportunities for Upper School include:
- After School Activities
- Competitive Sports
- Model United Nations
- International Award (Duke of Edinburgh)
- History Club
- Debating Club
- Student Newspaper
- Student Council
- National Honor Society
- Swiss Young Physicists' Tournament
- Service Learning - Team Ghana
- Performing Arts production
- NaNoWriMo - Novel writing
- Field Trips
Please see the Program of Studies below for full details.