High School Academics & Curriculum
Designed to connect students to university-level success and opportunity, teachers create student-centered classrooms that enhance learning, accelerate achievement, and develop the critical thinking necessary for success in college and beyond.
Advanced Placement® (AP®)
In high school, our school’s college preparatory focus includes a robust Advanced Placement® (AP®) program, providing YISS students with an array of university-level academic courses that give them an advantage when applying to top colleges and universities around the world.
College & University
YISS students have a record of success in admission to some of the world’s top universities. Our student applications are competitive with strong grades and high standardized test scores. Our counselors assist with college applications, coordinate college visits, and provide extensive support to our students.
|Subject Area||Required for Graduation||Recommended for University||Graduation with Honors*|
|English||4 credits||4 credits||4 credits|
|Mathematics||2 credits||4 credits||4 credits|
|Science||2 credits||3-4 credits||3 credits|
|Social Studies||3 credits||3-4 credits||3 credits|
|Foreign Language||1 credit (2 credits)||2 credits (3 credits)||1 credit (3 credits)|
|Physical Education||1 credit||1 credit||1 credit|
|Fine Arts||2 credits||2-3 credits||2 credits (3 credits)|
|Computer||1 credit||1 credit||1 credit|
|Theology, Ethics & Values||4 credits||4 credits||4 credits|
|Electives (non-compulsory)||Any courses beyond minimum departmental totals may be used to acquire
the 24 credits necessary for graduation.
|Courses listed in parentheses are required for the Class of 2022 and beyond.
*Students must also take at least 2 AP® courses and graduate with at least a 3.7 GPA.