The High School curriculum is divided into six areas: Language and Literature (English and Portuguese), Science, Humanities, Brazilian Studies, Mathematics and Computer Science. Also part of the curriculum
Our curriculum includes elective courses in which students may personalize their learning focusing on their areas of interest. Thus, they may explore different strands of knowledge, allowing them to build a curriculum based on the path they want to follow in their future careers. The courses are taught on a quarterly rotation or yearlong duration, offering a variety of activities that go beyond academic subjects, from arts and technology to political and environmental concerns.
CAS & Service Learning
Most of the CAS (Creativity, Action & Service) and Service Learning Projects happen outside of classroom
11th and 12th graders must complete 75 CAS hours each year to receive their High School Diploma(s).
Language Support – EAL/PAL
Our Second Language support program is divided between EAL (English as an Additional Language) and PAL (Portuguese as an Additional Language). ESL aims to adapt the student who has little or no knowledge of English, using academic content to develop cognitive skills in a second language.
The focus of the PAL program is to integrate international students into the Brazilian culture and society by teaching the Portuguese language and the traditions of the country.
Beyond the Classroom
Classroom Without Walls
ISC Academy activities enhance our student’s learning and development possibilities. Academic, Artistic and Sporting After-School activities include Theatre, ISC Band, Media Blast(Technology), Student Council, Soccer, Basketball
We offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) in the last two years of High School (11th and 12th grade). The IB Diploma is a stepping stone to entry into leading universities around the world, because of its global recognition and acceptance due to the rigorous standard of study and assessment, controlled by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
In addition to the academic areas of study, the IB program is enriched further with three special areas required for all IB students: Creativity, Action and Service (CAS), Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and the Extended Essay (EE). The IB student is expected to have English proficiency, be highly motivated and self disciplined.