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Graduation Requirements


The High School graduation ceremony takes place at the end of the second semester of the school year, typically in early June. High School students must attend BIS for a minimum of one year, as well as, meet all graduation requirements to be eligible to graduate. The following list explains how many credits are needed in each subject area prior to graduation from Brasilia International School. In exceptional circumstances, the pathway to earning the American Diploma may be altered to accommodate extraordinary individual student needs. The School Director will make the final decision in such cases.

English (4 credits)

Coursework should include 4 credits from the following:

  • General Literature
  • World Literature
  • American Literature
  • British Literature

Social Studies (3 credits)

Coursework should include 3 credits from the following:

  • World History: Ancient History to 1500
  • World History: 1500 to Present
  • US History
  • Government and/or Economics

Science (3 credits)

Coursework should include 3 credits from the following:

  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Mathematics (3 credits)

Coursework should include 3 credits from the following:

  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry* (required)
  • Algebra 2

Coursework may also include:

  • Pre-Calculus and/or Advanced Math
  • AP Calculus

Bible (required while at BIS)*

Coursework should include credits from the following:

  • Let God Be God
  • Gospel of John
  • Timeless Truths
  • Worldviews

*Bible credit hours will be applied to elective credits

Physical Education (1 credit)

  • Physical Education credits are applied as 0.25 credits per semester.

World Language (2 credits)

Coursework should include credits from the following:

  • Portuguese Language Study
  • NorthStar Foreign Language Courses

Electives (8 credits)

  • Bible credits will be applied as elective credits
  • NorthStar Academy Courses - All students are required to take at least one (1) online course while attending BIS.
  • Other elective coursework


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