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Fukuoka International High School Profile in Japan

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The School and Accreditation

Fukuoka International School (FIS), founded in 1972, is a private coeducational day school offering classes from prekindergarten through Grade 12. All graduating seniors receive an FIS diploma accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Japanese Ministry of Education as a School Juridical Body “Gakko Hojin.” Since 2007, FIS has been authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the IB Diploma in Grade 11 and Grade 12. The school year is divided into two semesters, August-January and January-June.

Demographics

The high school student body currently has 52 students from 13 countries. Of those 17% are American, 27% are Korean, 29% are host nationals, and 27% are from other countries. The senior class has 10 students.

Graduation requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 24 credits with a minimum of 85% attendance for graduation. Details on credits required:

English: 4 Languages other than English: 3 Mathematics: 3
Humanities: 3 Science: 3 Visual Arts and Music: 2
Information Technology: 1 Health / Physical Education: 1 Community service/CAS: 1
Additional credits: 3
(TOK / MUN / ELL / Music / Other searned from four years of HS)

Course Offerings 2014-2015

Currently, FIS does not offer the IB Middle Years Program, so no IB courses are available below Grade 11. The IB Diploma is the core curriculum for grades 11 and 12; students may take courses at the IB or non-IB level of difficulty. These are clearly identified on the transcript as "IB" or “non-IB. FIS supports students in IB Online and Self-Taught courses whenever possible. Here is the list of courses offered at FIS.

  Grade 9 and 10 IB DP (Grade 11 and 12)
First Language English A
Japanese A
English A Literature HL/SL
Japanese A Lang. and Literature HL/SL
Second Language English B
Japanese B/C
 
Humanities
Science
Humanities
Science
IB DP History HL/SL
IB DP Biology
IB DP Chemistry HL/SL
IB DP Physics HL/SL
Mathmatics Mathematics Honors
Mathematics Core
IB DP Mathematice HL/SL
IB DP Mathematice Studies SL
Visual Arts and Music Art
Music/Choir
IB DP Visual Arts HL/SL
Online & Self-taught courses
Others Health/ Physical Education
MUN
ELL support
Information Technology
TOK
CAS

Grade Scales

Grades 9 and 10: Students receive A-F grades, with a * denoting a modification for ELL (English Language Learners) students. "A" grades may not receive stars. A indicates 90% or above, B from 80% to 90%, C from 70% to 80%, D from 60% to 70%, and F below 60%. The passing mark is a D.
Grades 11 and 12: All students are marked on the IB Diploma/Certificate 1-7 scale, with 7 as the highest mark. The passing mark in an IB course (Diploma or Certificate) is 3; the passing mark for non-IB is 2.

Class Rank & GPA

Due to the transitory student population, FIS does not calculate GPA or class rank.

IB Exam Results

In May of 2014, a total of 11 candidates took 57 IB exams. Passing scores of 3 or higher were achieved on all exams.

Subject "#of
Candiates"
Grade "Average
Grade"
  7 6 5 4 3 2 1
English A: literature HL 3               5
English A: literature SL 2               5
Japanese A: Lang and Literature HL 3   1           5.33
Japanese A: Lang and Literature SL 2 1             6
English B HL 4   3           5.75
Japanese B HL 2 2             7
Japanese B SL 3 2             6.33
History SL English 5   1           4.8
Hist. Asia/OCE HL English 6   1           4.5
Biology HL English 4 1 1 2         5.75
Biology SL English 5     1 2 2     3.8
Chemistry HL English 3 1   1 1       5.33
Chemistry SL English 2       1 1     3.5
Mathematical studies SL English 5   1 2 2       4.8
Mathematics HL English 1 1             7
Mathematics SL English 3     3         5
Visual Arts Option A SL English 3   1 2         4.33
Visual Arts Option B SL English 1 1             7
Full IB Diploma and Certificate participation rates:
Year "Number of Grade
12 students "
"Number of IB DP
Full Diploma
students "
"Number of IB DP
Full Diploma
awarded "
"Pass rate for IB
DP Full Diploma"
"Number of IB DP
Certificate
students "
2009 12 6 6 100% 5
2010 8 1 1 100% 7
2011 5 3 2 67% 2
2012 8 3 3 100% 5
2013 8 4 3 75% 4
2014 11 8 8 100% 3

International Colleges/Universities Accepted

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