High School Overview

The High School Program consists of grades 9 through 12. The program is designed to prepare students for successful entrance into colleges and universities in North America, Europe, and East Asia. Core classes in language arts, mathematics, the sciences, and social studies are based upon the U.S. Common Core, College Board, and Advanced Placement (AP) standards. The QISS core curriculum is augmented by a broad slate of elective classes allowing students to concentrate their efforts on the AP, the Arts, Chinese, or digital publications. Students may also opt to pursue a wide sampling of electives from different disciplines. For more information, please view the High School Student Handbook.

Current AP Courses at QISS

  • AP Calculus (AB)
  • AP Calculus (BC)
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
  • AP Comparative Government
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Micro Economics
  • AP Macro Economics
  • AP Art History
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Biology
  • QISS AP Results

    QISS students consistently achieve highly in the AP program. The chart below demonstrates this strong track record of success. In both 2014 and 2015, QISS achieved a 100% AP pass rate (3+), with 95% in 2016 and 90% in 2017. This is well above both the China and Global averages.


    High School Curriculum Guide

    The High School Curriculum Guide (linked below) includes detailed and specific information about grade-level specific content and standards for each of the courses on offer in High School at QISS. We highly recommend you read this Curriculum Guide to become more familiar with the programs on offer.

    QISS High School Curriculum Guide