Grades 10, 11, and 12 comprise MIS’s high school level. There are five types of subject programs taught in the High School. Major subjects make up the first and fall into one of two program types- science or social. The next four cover the minor subjects including electives, extracurricular, arts, and sports. English is the medium of instruction in all course subjects except for Bahasa Indonesia, Civics, and German classes. The curriculum used is Cambridge, A Beka, and National.
In Grade 11 and 12, students will study A Level or Advanced Level IGCSE, the highest standard of Cambridge qualification. In the Advanced Level, students have access to more specialized courses of study such as those found in the science or social program streams. This caters to each individual student’s current interests, ambitions for higher learning and potential carrier paths. Students develop a deep understanding of subjects, independent learning and constructive thinking skills - abilities that universities value. At the end of Grade 12, students will take any combination of subjects and each subject is certificated separately by CIE.
New students transferring from other schools to MIS in grade 10 will be required to join the enhancement program in order to catch up with the first year of IGCSE Level II as taken in grade 9. The enhancement will be offered after school hours during the first semester of grade 10.
IGCSE-A Level Cambridge Curriculum. The IGCSE examination (level II) as taken in grade 10 is a pre-requisite for Cambridge IGCSE-A level curriculum. MIS will offer the IGCSE-A Level starting in the 2017-18 school year for grade 11 students and 2018-2019 for grade 12 students.
Examinations and Certificates
In order to receive the completion certificate from Cambridge at the end of grades 10 and 12, students need to take the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) which will be held sometime in October and November. Grade 12 students who have chosen to take the government national examination will receive a government certificate. The school will award MIS diploma for all grade 12 students.
Benefits of IGCSE and A-Level
Cambridge-IGCSE and A-Level curricula are globally recognized and used in over a hundred countries. The Cambridge curriculum develops vital educational skills, including oral, investigative, problem solving, team work, knowledge recall, and taking initiatives. Some A-Level subjects may be awarded credit by many international college Bachelor’s Degree programs.
1. The standard grading system for a particular semester is listed as follows :
Midterm Grade 25%
Final Test 25%
2. The standard weighted average grading system for a particular mid-semester is listed as follows:
Mid-term Test (25%/75%)*100%=33.33%
3. Students must fulfill all requirements given by subject teachers for their academic report.
4. The passing grade should be C- (67%) in all subjects and the minimum achievement grade point average (GPA) should be 2.00. Weighted grade distribution is listed under the grading scale.
Guidance and counseling
The Guidance Office offers services which help the students know and understand themselves better. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, psychological testing, and personality inventory.
Guidance is a service that promotes and assists in the harmonious development of an individual – emotionally, mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually. The purpose is for making wise judgments, correct interpretations, appropriate choices, proper adjustments, and sensible plans. Thus, the department is committed to serve every MIS student and significant others, accepting them as sons and daughters of God.
The general objectives of the Guidance Department are:
1. Promote faith and trust in God.
2. Assist students towards a better understanding of self and life goals.
3. Encourage intelligent decision making.
4. Develop Christian character.
The general services of the Guidance Department are:
1. Student Appraisal. It is the gathering of a considerable amount of data such as anecdotal records, interviews, conferences, psychological test results, and other inventories of each student to wisely appropriate and assist in the student’s placement to carry out their educational and vocational plans.
2. Counseling. This service can be individual or group counseling, scheduled or unscheduled, and may include their significant others. All MIS students are encouraged to use this service. The student is assisted in the interpretation of the test results and other inventories for self-understanding, while facilitating wise decision-making about life goals, career choices, behavioral changes, and developmental adjustments emotionally, mentally, physically, socially and spiritually.
3. Information Drive. For the students to know and learn more about their educational, vocational, personal, social, and religious opportunities, the information drive is provided during orientation and seminars. They will also be updated with the guidance news and views posted on bulletin boards.
4. Research and Evaluation. The guidance office will improve its effectiveness and increase its understanding of MIS students and their significant others through research projects such as giving and evaluating school surveys.
High School Teachers
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