International Senior High School
The International Senior High School offers the Sino-American bilingual and double diploma program, which is a specifically designed preparatory program for students who plan to pursue higher education in English-speaking countries such as the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, etc. Not only the program helps the students lay a solid academic foundation and basis of language, but it also increases the degree of student’s academic ability and intercultural adaptability.
Cultivating the best international education
Develop Students as part of the international community and strive to be:
Creative and Innovative
Caring and Grateful
Expressive and Communicative
Cooperative and Reflective
By completing curricula of the U.S. high school and our international senior high school, students will acquire the essential rudiments of mathematics, sciences, and traditional Chinese cultures. Also, our courses fulfill the language requirement in foreign universities/colleges and help students develop study skills and strategies, ensuring that our students can be admitted by the first-class universities worldwide.
The long-term cooperation between our school and the Lake Shore High School in Michigan, U.S. ensures that both high schools’ and college-level curricula are incorporated into our preparatory program. The Chinese courses are taught in bilingual (English and Mandarin) by our experienced Chinese teachers, while the American courses are taught in English by professional foreign teachers. In addition, our program offers three to four AP (Advanced Placement) courses, TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and courses related to Standardized Tests for College Students. We also arrange and guide students to take these standardized tests, such as ACT, TOEFL, and AP. Upon receipt of high school performance credits, ACT and TOEFL scores, students can apply for prestigious universities in the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and other countries.
AP (Advanced Placement) is a program in the United States created by The College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. AP scores have become an important basis for admission to American universities. Most universities and colleges in the U.S. grant credits or advanced placement based on AP test scores. High school students who receive a qualified score of 3 or higher on given exam can ask credits to be granted, skip grades, and save college tuition. Universities in the U.S. may also take AP scores into account when evaluating students' academic abilities and their abilities to cope with difficult university courses. Our program offers a variety of AP courses for students to choose.
As one of the most recognized university preparation program in the world, the GAC (Global Assessment Certificate) program offers international curricula developed by ACT Education Solutions, Ltd., and provides students from non-English-speaking backgrounds with academic knowledge and skills. Currently, only GAC-registered students that have completed and passed the corresponding levels of study and assessments are qualified to take the ACT test in their own GAC-registered schools or institutions. The GAC is licensed to Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Shiyan School. Our GAC-enrolled students who have completed GAC courses and have passed the corresponding assessments are eligible to take the ACT test in our school.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme（IBDP）
Part 1 What is the International Baccalaureate Organization?
Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a non-profit educational foundation that offers highly respected international education programs that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The IB program has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, instructional leadership and student achievement. The aim of all IB programme is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet help to create a better and more peaceful world.
Part 2 As IB Learners we strive to be:
Part 3 What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme?
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of studies, which meets the needs of highly motivated secondary school students between the ages of 16 and 19 years. Designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfill the requirements of various national education systems.
Part 4 Curriculum：
The curriculum is made up of the DP core and six subject groups. Made up of the three required components, the DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.
The full IB Diploma is offered to Diploma students choose from six subject groups that include a range of courses, with three at higher level and three at standard level.
Group 1: Studies in language and literature Group 2: Language acquisition Group 3: Individuals and societies Group 4: Experimental sciences Group 5: Mathematics Group 6: The arts
Part 5 Curriculum features of the IBDP
a balanced learning and balanced development. respect for differences and encourage success. disseminate knowledge and cultivate ability. scientific evaluation, quality education.
Part 6 Benefits of IBDP
IB graduates who apply for world famous universities are more competitive than other high school graduates. They are more welcomed by universities all over the world. IB is an international person with international vision and multiculturalism.
IBDP courses are in line with international education. It enables the student to accept international education strictly in advance. High level courses with higher score in the university can give the exemption of related courses. Students who enter the university can also adapt quickly in language and teaching methods, subject research and so on, and keep excellent results and the strength of growth.
IB Diploma is recognized by more than 120 countries around the world. More than 50% of the Chinese IB students can apply to the world's top 100 universities (China regional office incomplete statistics).
Part 7 Curriculum design of IBDP
Beijing Haidian International School has had abundant experience in running international curriculum with stable teaching staff and individualized curriculum design. When the students go to study in USA in Grade 10, the teaching contents and styles of American schools join perfectly with IB curriculum. The students can improve their English quickly in an all-English environment and learn corresponding knowledge and ability at the same time to lay a solid foundation for studying IB curriculum. After obtaining the credits, the students have a chance to acquire graduation diploma from American high school which will be an advantage in applying for university.
G10: One year’s study in American public school
G11-G12: The first language (language and literature), the second language (English), humanity (economics, business management, psychology), experimental science (physics, chemistry, biology), mathematics and art (mathematics)
Core curriculum: TOK (Theory of Knowledge) EE (extended Essay) CAS (Creation, action and service)
Part 8 Application Requirements
1. The high school entrance examination score must meet admission standards of the school; 2. The interview and English test are required.
The International Senior High School education system includes three years: one year of study in Michigan, U.S. and two years of study in China.