Grade 9 and 10: Diploma Preparatory Program

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program is the benchmark that drives the curriculum development for our grade 9 and 10 students. All of our 11th and 12th grade students undertake this challenging program by selecting one of three paths: the ASM Diploma, IB Diploma or IB Certificate. In order for our students to experience success in the IB, we have designed ASM’s curriculum to prepare grade 9 and 10 students for the rigors of the IB Diploma
program. We have drawn on best practices from research and years of experience from faculty members and the respected learning objectives of the IB Program as well as our focus on an American-style education where emphasis for every student is placed not only on intellectual development, but also on social, emotional, physical and aesthetic development.

Program Highlights include:

  • Core Subjects: Math, Science, English and Humanities 
  • Sciences: Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Electives: Advanced Problem Solving and Computer Programming, 3D Design and Animation, Creative Writing, Introduction to Philosophy, Forensic Science, Contemporary World Issues, Digital Photography, Film, TED-Ed Public Speaking, Visual Art and more.
  • University Preparation Program starting from Grade 9
  • Rich Music Program with choir, string/band orchestra and instrumental music
  • Language options: Italian, French and Spanish
  • Accelerated Math classes 
  • 25 hours of community service
  • Social and emotional counseling
  • October Field-Trip program to enhance classroom learning and bond with other students and teachers
  • Standardized Tests: MAP in Grade 9 and PSAT in Grade 10

You may view and download the complete program of studies from the right banner.


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