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Graduation Requirements



THE IST DIPLOMA

The IST Diploma includes the courses of study taken from Grade 9 to Grade 12. Students will be provided with a transcript, which outlines the courses taken, the credit value of each course and the level of achievement. The final two years of the IST Diploma are based on the International Baccalaureate Diploma course.

Graduation Requirement Credits

Those students who attend IST for G9-G12 will be required to earn 32.5 credits to satisfy the requirements of the IST High School Diploma and to graduate at the end of Grade 12. The total number of available credits is 36.5 as detailed below:

Subject/Course

Total Available Credits

Subject/Course

Total Available Credits

G9

G10

G11

G12

Language A

1.0

1.0

Language A

1.0

1.0

Language B

1.0

1.0

Language B

1.0

1.0

Humanities 1

1.0

1.0

I+S

1.0

1.0

Science 1

1.0

1.0

Sciences

1.0

1.0

Humanities/Science 2

n/a

1.0

Mathematics

1.0

1.0

Mathematics

1.0

1.0

The Arts / Elective

1.0

1.0

The Arts

1.5

1.0

Theory of Knowledge*

0.5

0.5

Design Technology

1.0

1.0

CAS*

0.5

0.5

Physical Education

1.0

1.0

Extended Essay*

0.5

0.5

Personal Project*

n/a

1.0

HL Bonus**

1.5

1.5

TOTAL

8.5

10.0

TOTAL

9.0

9.0

*Course credits for these courses are awarded for successful completion of the course in each Grade level

**HL courses are awarded 0.5 extra credit for each year of successful completion of the course up to a maximum of 3 courses

Those students who attend IST for fewer than the four full years will receive accreditation of prior learning credits on a case-by-case basis.