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International High School Diploma Requirements

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To earn an International High School Diploma requires twenty-one (21) credits for graduation, between grades 9-12.

  • Full time students are enrolled in a maximum of 5 credits per academic year.
  • Credits previously earned from another accredited international high school or equivalent programme will transfer based on our transfer credit policy.
  • 5  full credits (one in each core subject area and one elective) must be earned at Apex.

The distribution of these credits are as follows:

Course Type
Number of Credits
Total 21
Health 1
Art or Humanities 1
(one must be Algebra 1 or higher)
Science 3
English 4
Social Studies 4
Electives 5

Graduation Policies

  • Transfer Students must earn at least 5 full-credits in order to receive an International  High School Diploma.
  • Transfer Students must complete one course in each of the major subject (core) areas regardless of the number of transfer credits in that area.
    o English
    o Math
    o Science
    o Social Studies
    o One credit in a subject of choice (elective)
  • Any course/credit taken above our required number credits will count as an elective.
  • Student must be actively enrolled in at the time of high school completion in order to earn a diploma.
  • A final diploma and official transcript will be issued once students have met the requirements set out in all policies.
  • Apex reserves the right to review, rescind, and/or hold a  diploma, as well as review the above policies when it is determined necessary to preserve the academic integrity of The School.



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