DP For International High School Learning
The Diploma Programme (DP) is a rigorous pre-university course of study designed for high school students in the 16 to 19 age range. It is a broad-based, two-year course that aims to encourage high school students to be knowledgeable and inquiring but also caring and compassionate. There is a strong emphasis on encouraging students to develop intercultural understanding, open-mindedness, and attitudes necessary for them to respect and evaluate a range of points of view.
Through the DP, TCIS is able to cultivate internationally-minded learners who:
- have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge
- flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
- study at least two languages
- excel in traditional academic subjects
- explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course.
A Foreign/International High School Experience
TCIS and the DP program give students extensive preparation for entrance into colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, the UK, and other international programs anywhere in the world. The rigor and workload, the close guidance from teachers, involvement in co-curricular activities, peer interactions, English-literacy initiatives all set students up well to enter and succeed in quality universities.
Beyond this, students experience the traditions, structures, and culture of foreign schools similar to those found in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia. Students engage in clubs that hold international affiliation, such as the National Honor Society, Model United Nations, the Red Cross, Amnesty International, and others. A variety of international faculty bring cultural diversity and learning that is typically only found abroad, or in a foreign school in Korea.