High School Division
“Synergetic collaboration and creativity are hallmarks of our High School. Transformative thinking and the ability to thrive in challenging circumstances will distinguish KISJ graduates.”
– Ben Wilkins, High School Principal
Our High School supports low ratios, cross-divisional mentoring, service learning and leading, project-based approaches, and time for reflection. KISJ High School students take a typical college-preparatory class load with a modified-block schedule of 4 classes per day, and can challenge themselves through Honors and Advanced Placement® courses, as well as visual and performing arts. We currently offer 19 AP® courses, including:
English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, U.S. History, World History, Chinese Language and Culture, Spanish Language and Culture, Studio Art 2-D Design,
Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, Macroeconomics, Environmental Science, Psychology,
Physics 1 and 2, Statistics, Seminar, and Research
High School Course Guides
Advanced Placement Program®
Since 1955 the College Board’s Advanced Placement program has offered students worldwide an opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school. Students who are successful in their examinations each May can then use their scores to stand out in college admissions, earn college credits, and/or skip introductory classes at university.
In addition to the content-specific AP offerings, KIS is proud to offer the AP Capstone™ program, a skills-based curriculum designed to prepare students for college-level writing and research. The program is composed of the G11 Seminar course and the G12 Research course, and successful completion of these courses plus four additional AP courses leads to the prestigious AP Capstone Diploma™. We are very proud to be the only school on Jeju to offer our students the opportunity to achieve this respected academic credential which is available to students in 650 schools in the US as well as a few select schools internationally.
Our co-curricular activities and clubs provide opportunities for High School students to develop skills and interests beyond the classroom. Examples of offerings include: National Honors Society, Model United Nations, Global Issues Network, Jazz Band, Robotics, Forensics, Chess, and Photography, as well as Chemistry, Multimedia, Fashion Design, and Spanish Honors Society.
Please see our High School Profile for information about our faculty, graduation requirements, score distributions and more.
Supply List for 2018-19
A full detailed list of supplies for the next academic year can be found here.