Welcome to High School!
As a university preparatory school, our main purpose is to prepare students to meet the academic, athletic, social, artistic, and technological challenges of higher education. To this end, AIS offers the U.S. High School Diploma, Advanced Placement courses, and the Costa Rican Baccalaureate (MEP).
The AIS High School program reflects those qualities and activities that AIS considers essential including critical thinking, writing, creativity, physical activity, leadership and community. The academic program of AIS is intellectually stimulating and demanding, promoting well-rounded, inquiring, knowledgeable, compassionate and global minded students.
Beginning in Ninth grade, students prepare for the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT), SAT Reasoning Test and Advanced Placement (AP) Tests. Students may also be eligible to take Honors courses that develop and hone their skills in preparation for upper-level advanced courses.
The curriculum is rigorous and challenging, encouraging students to think critically and creatively as well as handle the pressures of multiple concurrent deadlines.
High school students are encouraged and supported by caring staff, who put their students' education and emotional stability first. Students in grades Nine through Twelve are provided with extra-curricular activities that develop their talents, interests, leadership skills and community involvement. AIS endeavors to graduate students who will be future leaders, lifelong learners and positive contributors to society.