LCS Diploma Program
The LCS Diploma is a full US High School Diploma qualification accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States. LCS is also accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS).
The majority of students take between four and six IB Diploma Courses; the exact same classes, syllabi, assessments and exams as IB Diploma students, and receive a certificate of results from the IB. There are no rules about the combination of SL and HL courses, although some students may want to take an HL class in the hope of attaining a grade 4 or higher because some colleges may credit this as a first-year college equivalent. The LCS school profile and the transcript show that our students take these rigorous IB courses. They give our students a distinct advantage over other US high school graduates who do not complete IB Certificates as part of their schooling.
In addition we offer a number of LCS-only courses that contribute towards graduation requirements in Grades 11 and 12.
Students are expected to take at least 7 classes in their first year, and 6 in their second, having no more than two study blocks (including HL classes) out of the school’s 8-block 2-day schedule.
Students receive an IB Courses certificate that lists their subjects, graded from a low of 1 to a high of 7, in addition to their high school diploma, their transcript and a GPA (Grade Point Average).
Download print version: Diploma Programme Guide.
LCS Graduation Requirements for 2013 are:
English 4 credit years
World Language 3
Electives up to 7
Students must earn a total of 26 credits.