Our High School curriculum begins with the 9th grade. Each course a student takes earns points toward the overall Grade Point Average (GPA). Classes that meet daily all year earn one credit, while those that meet either only one semester or for only 2-3 days a week earn 1/2 credits. XIS requires a minimum of 22 credits for graduation during 4 years of high school. Basic and advanced core courses in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Chinese are taught by qualified teachers in 50 minute periods.

Since 2012, XIS has also offered select online courses that are available to help High School students focus on diversifying their academic transcripts.

XIS also offers a number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

AP courses offered by College Board allows students to take advanced, college-level classes with the opportunity to earn college credit while still attending high school. Many colleges and universities accept the accompanying AP Exams and will award students credits towards those classes, potentially allowing them to skip entrance-level college courses and get a head start on their collegiate career!

About AP Capstone™

To learn more about AP Capstone™, the colleges and universities that helped formulate the program, and see student testimonials about the program, visit College Board’s section about the AP Capstone Diploma™ Program here!

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