Students in grade 6 through 8 are promoted to the next grade based on their final grades and the teacher’s recommendation. Standardized achievement tests are administered annually to compare a student’s progress to that of other students in the same grade; these test scores do not determine whether or not a student is promoted to the next grade. IAS issues quarterly progress reports to ensure that parents are aware of their elementary student’s achievements.
High school (grades 9 through 12) students are assigned to a grade level based on the number of credits they have earned. To earn a high school diploma, students must earn 20 high school credits by earning passing grades in 20 high school courses.
Grades for Students in Grades 6-12
IAS operates on a semester system, with the first semester beginning in August and the second semester beginning in January. Report cards are issued four times a year. Each grading period is called a quarter. The final grade for the year is the average of the four quarters.
The following grading scale is used:
A: 100 – 92 (Excellent work)
B: 91 – 83 (Good work)
C: 82 – 74 (Meets expectations)
D: 73 – 65 (Does not meet expectations but does pass the course)
F: 64 and less (Failure – does not receive credit for the course)
Art, music, P.E., and Spanish use the following grading scale:
E – Exceeds expectations
M – Meets expectations
N – Needs to improve
High School Courses
A typical high school student at IAS will take the following courses.
Subject Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Math Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 Precalculus
English Introduction to Literature World Literature American Literature British Literature
Science Biology Environmental Science Chemistry Physics
Social Studies Geography World History US History Government/
Second Language Spanish 1 or ESL Spanish 2 or ESL Spanish 3 or Spanish 4 or
Electives Elective Elective Elective Elective
Bible Bible Elective Bible Elective Bible Elective Bible Elective