SPECIAL & SUPPORT PROGRAMS
ISK provides special or support programs for ISK students. These programs of education serve as support for their school studies or for purposes strengthening and augmenting student transcripts for college or university application. These special or support programs are offered on an “as needed basis” for each student.
English as a second language support (ESL)
For students who enroll with limited or no English-speaking ability, an English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is available. ESL programs help students learn English. The goal of an ESL program in schools is to provide students with planned systematic instruction and support that will enable them to speak the English language fluently and acquire sufficient skill to understand the subject material taught in school.
High School students who have demonstrated the ability to work independently may choose to do a Personal Project study for coursework that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to study at ISK. A course regularly offered by ISK may NOT be taken as a Personal Project study.
In order to qualify for a Personal Project study, a student must identify a teacher who is willing to supervise and evaluate the Personal Project and must have written parental permission for the Personal Project. All study taken as a Personal Project may be used to fulfill the requirements for graduation if the study demonstrates sufficient skills and knowledge from the standards of one or more subject.
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses & Exams
Advanced Placement courses offer students the opportunity to take college-level courses and enter a universe of knowledge that might otherwise be unexplored in high school. AP Exams provide an opportunity for students to earn credit or advanced standing not only at many colleges or universities in the United States of America but worldwide as well.
Audited AP courses use college-level text books and teach students how to read and write at the college level. ISK offers AP Exams on an as needed basis although the AP course itself might not be offered at ISK. This is because an AP course syllabus must be sent in for audit by the teacher and approved by College Board before the “AP” course label can be applied to courses offered at the school and written on school transcripts. Therefore, AP courses offered at ISK will vary from year to year depending on the availability of AP trained teachers with an audited AP course syllabus.
In the past, ISK has offered a number of audited AP courses:
- AP Calculus
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP World History
- AP Psychology
- AP Chemistry
Exams are scored on a five-point scale and students earning a three or higher are considered for college credit at many universities and colleges. Note that AP credit policies are not the same for all Universities. Please visit specific university websites for their AP credit policies.
Read more on College Board’s Advanced Placement Courses