ISD High School Diploma
The International School of Düsseldorf is accredited by the Council of International Schools as well as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. These accreditations enable us to offer a globally-recognised 4-year U.S. High School Diploma. This qualification grants ISD graduates access to higher education programs in Canada, the United States, as well as many other countries, particularly when accompanied by an SAT or ACT score. All students enrolled in grades 9-12 are automatically following the pathway to earn the ISD High School Diploma.
To be awarded the ISD High School Diploma a student must:
- Complete four years of education in grades 9-12 at ISD, or, for students transferring into ISD, complete four years together with another recognised high school.
- Successfully complete grades 9 and 10. At ISD, this means the completion of Years 4 and 5 of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), with no more than two final grades below ‘3’ (out of ‘7’) in either year.
- Earn a minimum total of 40 points in grades 11 and 12, with no more than four final grades below ‘3’ (out of ‘7’).
- Take at least one year of mainstream English.
- Take three consecutive years of the same foreign language.
- Successfully meet the requirements for the IB MYP Service as Action Programme (grade 9-10) and/or IB Diploma Creativity | Activity | Service Programme (grade 11-12).
In grades 11 and 12, ISD students may also choose the additional challenge of completing IB Certificates/Courses (similar to the U.S. AP system) or the IB Diploma. For more information on the ISD High School Diploma and access to further/higher education, please visit the ISD Counselling Department website