High School Curriculum
The American School of São Paulo is accredited by Cognia in the United States, recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education, and an International Baccalaureate (IB) World school. The academic curriculum at Graded is college-preparatory, designed to prepare students for admission to colleges and universities in Brazil, the United States, and other countries across the world.
There are several study programs available, leading to three distinct diplomas. All Graded graduates must receive the United States Diploma, equivalent to diplomas awarded by recognized high schools in the United States. The Brazilian Diploma is necessary for admission to Brazilian institutions and institutions in countries that have cultural treaties with Brazil. Also available is the International Baccalaureate Diploma, earned by successful completion of external examinations with expectations beyond those of ordinary high school students.
Course offerings are listed in the Graded High School Course Handbook. Offerings may vary from semester to semester since course availability is determined by student enrollment, interest, and scheduling feasibility.