ISCHS (International Studies Charter High School)
IISCHS is rated an “A+” High School and “A” Middle School according to FSA results. It ranks in the top 5 high schools in Miami. Its AP results are 30% above the Florida and US average.
ISCHS is the only accredited school by the French Ministry of National Education, from 6th grade (6ème) to 12th grade (Terminale) and a member of the AEFE network. The French International Studies program at ISCHS is unique in Miami because ISCHS is the only school that gives students the opportunity to graduate with an American high school diploma and a French Baccalaureate, in a tuition free environment. The students enrolled in the French program enroll in the most prestigious universities in the US, Canada, France and around the world.
The core subjects of the French program are taught in French while American subjects are taught in English. American and French methods of teaching and learning are very different. Students navigate daily between two educational systems, which creates multicultural global minds.
You can also refer to the ranking established by US News.
Middle school (6 th to 8 th grade): from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
High School ( 9th & 10th grade): from 7:30am to 2:30pm
High School (11th & 12th grade): from 7:30am to 2:30 or 4:30 pm
Holidays are observed according to the Miami Dade County Public Schools calendar
American subjects are taught by American teachers certified by the State of Florida. French subjects are taught by French teachers who can be categorized as shown below:
Teachers certified by the French Ministry of Education and hired locally by the school. Certified by both the State of Florida and France, they have also been trained to be able to teach in an international environment.
Local teachers. Teachers who have been hired by the school and have a French diploma in their field but are not certified by the French Ministry of Education.
For further information like school policy, faculty, its admission process and more, download and access to the guide of the school. FIPA liaisons are also available by email to answer your questions.