High School (Grade 9 - 12)

High School is about preparing for life's possibilities. All of them. Even the ones that haven't been imagined yet. It's a place where students who are given enough self-direction, mentorship, trust and responsibility will experience their own personal excellence and learn to give it away. We assure you that pathways offered by both the IB and AP programs as well as by service, the arts and co-curricular adventures give JIS students exceptional choices for further learning worldwide. There's more, too. Here are the details we'd love to convey to the teen in your life.

JIS is the only school in Jakarta, and one of few in the world, which offers both the International Baccalaureate Diploma and the Advanced Placement Diploma. This option for Grade 11 and 12 students offers you maximum flexibility in your transition. See IB/AP tab for further information.

The HS academic program is based on the best international standards and is designed to prepare you exceptionally for global college/university entrance to a school that fits you best. You'll accumulate 'credits' toward graduation with every class you take.  Those who successfully complete the graduation requirements earn a JIS Diploma.

JIS Diploma

If you are completing the basic JIS diploma program, you may take individual IB or AP classes in your areas of strength or interest, without having to complete the full IB or AP diploma programs. The goal is to choose a course of instruction that make the most of your capacity for achievement, growth and personal excellence. 

The JIS high school academic program is designed to be completed in four years over eight semesters. The JIS diploma is awarded to students who have:

  • Earned the minimum credit requirements for graduation
  • Demonstrated a level of competence in the English language
  • Spent one year and earned at least five credits at JIS
  • Not turned 21 years of age before 1 July of his or her graduating year
  • Completed eight high school semesters

One credit represents work for approximately 120 hours for one school year (based on the Carnegie Unit). At least five credits must be earned at JIS to be eligible for graduation. Courses taken in grades 7 and 8 do not count for graduation credits. A student must satisfactorily complete two quarters of work, complete all key summative assessments (including tests, projects, exams etc) in order to receive a semester grade and one-half credit.