SECONDARY LEVELS I-IV

 

The secondary program prepares students for colleges and universities in the United States and other countries. The rigorous academic program consists of the disciplines of Mathematics, Laboratory Science (Biology, Physics, and Chemistry), World Cultural Studies and History, World Literature, English Grammar and Literature, Art, Music, Physical Education, French, and Russian, as well as Computer Literacy. Advanced Placement courses are also offered (AP World History, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP French, AP Literature, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC). Foreign Languages include German, Georgian, French, and Russian. We also offer Georgian and Russian for native speakers. Courses offered per year are dependent on the needs of the students that year. Three Diplomas are offered—General, Academic, and Academic with Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For more information visit the link:  AP Capstone Announcement

 

 


Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP’s college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.

 

A Different Kind of Class

From the moment you enter an AP classroom, you’ll notice the difference—in the teacher’s approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you start to think. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you’ll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.

Prepare to Succeed in College
AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you’ll need to be successful in college. You’ll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.

Earn College Credit and Placement
Most four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. By entering college with AP credits, you’ll have the time to move into upper level courses, pursue a double-major or study abroad.

How Do I Enroll?
Once you've decided to take the AP challenge it’s easy to enroll. Talk to an AP teacher or the AP Coordinator at your school about the course you want to take. Discuss the course’s workload and any preparation you might need.

 

AP INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA

(adopted fromhttp://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/exgrd_intl.html)

The Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized certificate for students with an international outlook. The APID challenges a student to display exceptional achievement on AP Exams across several disciplines.

Universities worldwide utilize the APID in admissions. Students may search AP International
Recognition for universities outside the U.S. that acknowledge AP achievement.

The APID is available to students attending secondary schools outside the United States and to U.S. resident students applying to universities outside the country. The APID is not a substitute for a high school diploma, but rather provides additional certification of outstanding academic excellence.

To earn an APID, a student attending school within the United States must indicate on at least one AP Exam answer sheet that the results should be sent to a university outside the United States. Please see AP International Recognition for a list of universities outside the U.S. that use AP in admissions.

 

SCHOOL PROFILE 2017-2018

COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL: QSI International School of Tbilisi is a private, non-profit Preschool through Secondary IV (Grade 12) coeducational, college-preparatory day school. QSI International School of Tbilisi was founded in 1995 in order to provide a quality education in English for the children of expatriates living in Tbilisi. Local citizens who want their children to be educated in English are also accepted. The school recognizes that most of the students are enrolled for only two or three years and have diverse educational backgrounds.

 

AFFILIATION: QSI International School of Tbilisi is a member of Quality Schools International, a consortium of non-profit, college-preparatory, international schools with American-style curriculum. QSI has 37 schools in 30 different countries. The world headquarters of QSI is in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 

ACCREDITATION: QSI International School of Tbilisi is fully accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). QSI International School of Tbilisi is also a designated school for the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools (OAS).

 

ENROLLMENT: The school currently enrolls 238 students, two-year-olds through Secondary IV (Grade 12). The middle school enrollment stands at 49 students; the secondary school at 51 students. There are 106 elementary students and 32 preschool students. Students at QSI International School of Tbilisi represent 33 different nationalities with 43% holding American passports. There are five students in this year’s graduating class, all of whom plan to attend a four-year university.

 

CURRICULUM: QSI International School of Tbilisi offers a comprehensive program for college preparation. Instruction is in English. Intensive English courses offer a support system for those students who require it. In addition to students earning the QSI Diploma, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and examinations are offered. All Secondary academic courses are college preparatory.

 

FACULTY: The school employs 54 full-time faculty as well as nine part-time instructors. There are also a Director, a Director of Instruction, a School Counselor, a University Counselor, a Librarian, and 67 security, maintenance, office, and support personnel. Current faculty and administrative staff are trained and certified in the USA, UK, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Netherlands, and Russia.

 

PHILOSOPHY: QSI International School of Tbilisi believes in a personalized approach to instruction leading to mastery of clearly defined objectives within a positive and enjoyable learning environment. It offers a challenging academic curriculum for students age 2 through Secondary IV (Grade 12).

 

GRADING SYSTEM: Mastery of each essential unit is evaluated with an “A” or “B”. “B” represents mastery at a very good level, and “A” represents mastery that demonstrates higher-order thinking skills. Mediocre work, which would traditionally receive a “C” or “D,” is not accepted. Students are required to engage in the essential unit until they achieve mastery. If a student has mastered a unit with a “B” evaluation, he/she may wish to demonstrate a higher level of mastery at a later time, in that current school year, to change the evaluation to an “A”. Unit achievement is reported five times each year.

 

CLASS RANK: Due to the mobility of QSI International School of Tbilisi students and the relatively small graduating classes, as well as the variety of educational systems from which its students come, class rank is not computed. 2

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: For students to graduate with an Academic Diploma, the minimum requirements are 240 QSI units (24 Carnegie units) in the following areas of concentration: English 80 credits, Mathematics 30 credits, Science 30 credits, Cultural Studies 40 credits, Physical Education and Health 25 credits, Languages 20 credits, Fine Arts 10 credits, and 5 elective credits.

 

For students to graduate with an Academic Diploma with Honors, they must complete all Academic Diploma requirements including demonstrated mastery of the essential units of two AP courses.

 

The General Diploma is available to students who experience English language deficiencies, time constraints, or other challenges which make it impractical to pursue a more advanced course of study. This diploma is designed for students who require a sound secondary education and may require a US High School diploma for College admission. The basic minimum requirements are 220 QSI units or 22 Carnegie units: English 50 credits, Mathematics 20 credits, Science 20 credits, Cultural Studies 30 credits, Physical Education and Health 25 credits, Languages 20 credits, Fine Arts 10 credits, and 45 elective credits.

 

All courses are offered at QSI International School of Tbilisi, however, many secondary students will also engage in online coursework through QSI Virtual School (QVS).

 

For more information about Course Offerings visit the link: QSI COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE

COURSE OFFERINGS

 

English

Literature 1 & 2

AP English Literature & Composition

Journalism

 

Writing 1 & 2

Yearbook

Senior Research Project

 

American Literature

Computer Literacy

Drama

 

British Literature

Creative Writing

Genre Studies

 

AP Language and Composition

 

 

       

Mathematics

Algebra 1

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

 

Geometry

Consumer Mathematics

AP Statistics

 

Adv. Math I (Algebra 2)

Adv. Math II (Pre-Calculus)

 

       

Health & P. E.

Physical Fitness

Health

Physical Education

       

Science

Physical Science

Chemistry

AP Chemistry

 

Environmental Science

Physics

AP Physics

 

Biology

AP Biology

 

       

Languages Other than English

Russian 1, 2, 3, 4

German 1, 2, 3, 4, AP

Georgian 1, 2, 3, 4

Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4, AP

French 1, 2, 3, 4, AP

Mandarin 1, 2, 3, 4

       

Cultural Studies

World Geography

AP World History

Economics

 

World History

AP U.S. History

AP Psychology

 

World Government

AP Economics

AP Comparative Governments

       

Fine Arts

Art 1, 2, 3, 4

Choir

Vocal Music

 

 

Instrumental Music

 

       

Other Electives

Computer Applications

Computer Programming

AP Computer Sciences