Welcome to High School
Educating the Whole Person
We delight in the daily opportunities to work with students, in and outside of the classroom, as our program engages students in many ways to develop their mind, body, social-emotional abilities, and spirit. To educate the whole person, our academic program compels our students to think critically about the world around them - questioning and digging so they have a deep and personal understanding of truth. In order to do this effectively, we keep class sizes small, about 15 students for every teacher with AP class sizes typically smaller than regular classes.
We believe that student growth moves well beyond the classroom. Whether students lead their peers in chapel, compete on our cross-country team, or debate in Model UN, they are rubbing shoulders with our teachers who are mature, capable role models that not only instill knowledge, but weave truth into their lives as coaches, directors, and more. Perhaps the best chance students have to learn from their teachers is through our Week Without Walls Service Program.
We recognize and value the personal uniqueness of every student that comes our way. Each one has a different story and is equipped with an array of gifts and abilities that makes their contribution to our school, community, and world exceptionally valuable. We endeavor each day to produce students who are equipped to succeed academically, socially and emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Our graduates attend not only some of the best universities in the world, they have learned to thrive in every aspect of life. Our graduates often reach out to share stories of how ICS has impacted them for years after their graduation.
ICS offers an educational program based on the American model of education. The school year consists of two semesters beginning in mid-August and concluding in late May. The school utilizes the recommendations of US-based professional organizations such as National Council of Teaching of English (NCTE), International Reading Association (IRA), National Council on Teaching Mathematics (NCTM), National Council of Social Studies (NCSS), National Standards for Art Education (NSAE), and others to guide it when approving course objectives and goals.
The high school program is college preparatory and conducted in English. Students in grades 10 and 11 are required to take the PSAT. The school has had many National Merit Commended Scholars and AP scholars since its inception.
Students who graduate from ICS are required to have accumulated a total of 24 academic credits with specific credits in the following areas:
|Total academic credits||24|
All full-time students are enrolled in a required Bible class and full-time 9th and 10th graders are required to take PE if it conforms with their schedule. High school credit is given for high school level classes taken in middle school, e.g., Algebra 1 and Geometry.
*In some circumstances, Fine Arts and Computer credit may be awarded for student participation in the school play for a dramatic or technological role. All grades will be awarded on a pass/fail basis.