Our Upper School program begins with outstanding academics and is wrapped with support, counseling, choices, community, and online tools to help teens identify their goals, chart their own paths, and enjoy their journeys.
Each student benefits from a team of subject-specific teachers, academic coaches, and counselors who will create and continually monitor their Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) and guide students to post high-school success—to a top-tier college if that’s what they want, or to a vocational program or associate's degree program that prepares them for a specific career.
An expansive curriculum of 150+ courses gives students important choices. We offer math, English, science, and history courses in multiple levels—Core, Comprehensive, Honors, and college-level Advanced Placement (AP), plus Foundations and Credit Recovery—to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Deeply qualified in their subjects, certified high school teachers engage with students’ work every week. Teachers frequently use live “ClassConnect” sessions for direct instruction. Students are regularly involved in threaded, teacher-monitored discussions with one another. Parents are no longer expected to coach academics but still play an important supportive role to help the student stay on task and ensure follow-through on his or her assignments.
Students can also take up to four years of a world language, including AP, and choose from nearly 40 electives such as Nutrition and Wellness, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, and Computer Science.
Students are held more accountable for their daily progress and time management. While coursework can be completed on students’ own time, classes need to move at a consistent pace. Yes, K12 International Academy will push your Upper School student, but only to maximize success on his or her path. We won’t judge the path, but we will judge the effort—and expect hard work and determination.
As an accredited school, K12 International Academy offers a U.S. diploma accepted by schools, colleges, universities, and employers across the globe.
You can also download our lists of courses:
Upper School Course List (PDF)
Upper School Sample Lessons
Try It Out: The best way to understand the K12 program is to try it out! Take a look at some lessons that our Upper School students experience.