Middle & High School

Academic Progress

Students in grade 7 and 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.
 

  • To be promoted to grade 10, students must earn a minimum of 6 credits.
  • To be promoted to grade 11, students must have earned a minimum of 12 credits.
  • To be promoted to grade 12, students must have earned a minimum of 18 credits.
  • To graduate, students must have earned a minimum of 24 credits.

 

Grades for Students in Grades 7-8

IAS operates on a semester system, with the first semester beginning in August and the second semester beginning in January. Each semester grade is determined by how a student does throughout the semester and on their final exam in that same semester.
 
The following grading scale is used:

Letter Grade Percentage
A 100 – 92 Excellent Work
B 91 – 83 Good Work
C 82 – 74 Meets Expectations
D 73 – 65 Does Not Meet Expecations, But Does Pass The Course
F 64 or Less Failure – Does Not Receive Credit For The Course

 

Grades for Students in Grades 9-12

IAS operates on a semester system, with the first semester beginning in August and the second semester beginning in January. Each semester grade is determined by how a student does throughout the semester and on their final exam in that same semester.
 
Senior Report Cards/Exams:
First Semester: Same schedule as remainder of high school.
Second Semester: Senior exams will be in the week prior to graduation.
Senior Exemptions: Seniors may exempt a second semester exam with an “A” average for the year at the discretion of the teacher.
 
The following grading scale is used:

Letter Grade Percentage GPA
A/A+ 100 – 93 4.0
A- 92 – 90 3.7
B+ 89 – 87 3.3
B 86 – 83 3.0
B- 82 – 80 2.7
C+ 79 – 77 2.3
C 76 – 73 2.0
C- 72 – 70 1.7
D+ 69 – 67 1.3
D 66 – 65 1.0
F 64 – 0 0.0

 

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 Geometry Algebra 2 Precalculus TBD
English Introduction to Literature World Literature American Literature British Literature
Science Biology Environmental Science Chemistry Physics
Social Studies Geography World History US History Government/Economics
Second Language Spanish or ESL Spanish, French or ESL Spanish, French or ESL Spanish, French or ESL
PE & Electives PE Elective(s) Elective(s) Elective(s)
Bible Bible Bible Bible Bible