High School Program

Graduation Requirements

High School Program & Graduation Requirements

Safir International School offers a full high school program designed to prepare the students for universities entrance. To graduate and earn Safir American High School Diploma, students must complete a minimum of 26 credits in high school and attend a minimum of 12trimesters of academic work, equivalent to four years (Grades 9-12).

Transfer students who are joining SIS after Grade 9 will have their transcripts reviewed in order to determine if they meet SIS graduation requirements; individual programs will be developed to help the transfer students meet the graduation requirements.  Transfer students should spend at SIS at least one academic year in order to graduate.

All students must earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 (on a 4-point scale) and must pass each course with a minimum grade of 60(D-) in order to graduate.

 

Total Needed Credits:

  • 4 credits – English
  • 4 credits – Math
  • 4 credits – Science
  • 4 credits – Social Studies
  • 2 credits – Arabic, Islamic Studies and Islamic History
  • 1 credit – World Languages
  • 1 credit – Computer and IT
  • 1 credit – Physical Education
  • 2 credit – Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Drama, Music)
  • 3 credits – Elective courses for G11-12 (Science or Social Studies)

Other requirements: students need to complete 100 hours of community service. (Number of hours will be determined for students joining SIS after Grade 9.)

Notes:

  • Please note that there will be a transition period for the group of students who are currently in Grades 9 and 10; this means the required subjects and related number of credits needed to graduate might be modified.

We might make changes in the future in the subjects offered and the required credits needed for graduation.

SAFIR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

We provide the best in international and American education for international guest families in Istanbul.

Safir is a dream came true for a man who wanted to provide a beautiful setting for children to learn and become the kind of citizens who will make a difference as leaders of tomorrow.

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