High School Curriculum
Graded the American School of São Paulo is accredited by AdvancED, is recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education, and is an International Baccalaureate World school. Graded’s academic program is college-preparatory, designed to prepare students for entry into colleges and universities in the United States, Brazil, and other countries in the world.
Programs of study are available which lead to three different diplomas. The United States Diploma, equal in value to those issued by accredited high schools in the United States, must be earned by all Graded graduates. The Brazilian Diploma is required for entry into Brazilian universities and universities in countries which have cultural agreements with Brazil (please see the department of Brazilian Studies for the complete list). Also available is the International Baccalaureate Diploma, earned by successful completion of external examinations with expectations beyond those of the traditional high school student.
Courses offered are listed in the Graded High School Course Handbook but offerings may differ from semester to semester as the availability of a course is based on student enrollment, interest, and scheduling feasibility. Some courses listed in this book may not be available every semester or every year.