Graduation Requirements

The minimum requirements for graduation from TASIS are 19 credits.

Students are required to enroll in a minimum of five full-credit courses per year or the equivalent. An alternative program of studies may be designed for students with special talents, interests, or needs. Such a program must follow established guidelines and requires the approval of the Academic Committee.

Subject
Credits
Requirements
English/EAL4Four years of English. All 12th grade students must pass either a 12th grade English course offered by the English department or IB English B 2 HL (IB Diploma candidates only).
Mathematics3Three years of Mathematics, completing through Mathematics 3 at a minimum
History3Three years of History, including Modern World History and either US History or an IB Group 3 course, and successful completion of the Civic Literacy Exam
Science 3Three years of Laboratory Science, including one physical and one biological science course
Modern Language3Third-year proficiency in a modern language other than English* that is offered at TASIS
Fine Arts 1One Fine Arts credit in visual arts, music, or theater
Physical Education1.5All students in grades 9 and 10 are required to take Physical Education.
Senior Humanities 1Senior Humanities is fulfilled by AP US History, Art History, AP Art History, IB Art History, or, for IB students, Theory of Knowledge.
Service Learning-Earn a passing grade in the Global Service Program each semester enrolled through 11th grade and participate in at least one global service trip or local service experience. New 12th grade and postgraduate students must also earn passing grades both semesters and participate in a global service trip or local service experience.**
Academic Travel -Completion of all Academic Travel assignments and obligations
Sports and Activities-Fulfillment of the Sports and Activities requirements


*Native English speakers arriving in grade 11 are required to demonstrate second-year proficiency in a modern language that is taught at TASIS from the introductory level or to continue on to third-year proficiency if they have a background in Spanish, French, or Italian. Native English speakers arriving in grades 12 and postgraduates are expected to continue their study of a modern language or complete one year of Spanish, French, or Italian.

** Completion of the Service expectation is a graduation requirement and students who fail to meet this requirement must successfully complete an alternative service/reflective exercise that demonstrates volunteerism and reflection. Seniors will not receive their diploma until the requirement is satisfied.

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