About KMIDS High School

KMIDS High School covers Grades 9 through 12. We are devoted to nurturing our students’ intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and personal development to prepare for a rapidly changing world. Our focus is to prepare students for higher education by challenging them intellectually, providing a core knowledge base, and developing skills in critical thinking,
effective communication, and independent learning.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from KMIDS, students must:
1. earn 176 credits.
2. finishtheir final high school year at KMIDS.
3. fulfill these minimum credit requirements as shown:

Subject Area:

Credits Required

English 24
Mathematics 16
Science 16
Social Studies 12
Career and Technical Education 8
Performing and/or Visual Arts 7
Physical Education and Health Education 7
World Language 24
Electives 62

4. earn at least a score of 550 or higher on the TOEFL iTP
(Students may also meet this requirement by achieving a TOEFL
iBT score of at least 79 or a TOEFL CBT score of at least 213)

Recommended Courses by Grade Level

Grade Level

Programs of Study

Credits/Year

Grade 9 English 9 (2 semesters) 6
Integrated Mathematics 1 (2 semesters) 4
World Geography (2 semesters) 4
Introduction to Chemistry and Physics (2 semesters) 8
World Language (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semesters) 6
Performing and/or Visual Arts (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semesters) 3
Physical Education (2 semester)and Health Education (1 semester) 3
Career & Technical Education (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semester) 4
Electives (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semesters) 6
Grade 10 English 10 (2 semesters) 6
Integrated Mathematics 2 & 3 (2 semesters) 8
World History (2 semesters) 4
Introduction to Biology and Physics (2 semesters) 8
World Language (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semesters) 6
Electives (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semesters) 12
Grade 11 English (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semesters) 6
Mathematics (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semesters) 4
Social Studies (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semesters) 4
World Language (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semesters) 6
Physical Education and Health Education (2 semester) 2
HS Creative STEAM 1 (2 semester) 2
Electives (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semesters) 20
Grade 12 English (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semesters) 6
World Language (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semesters) 6
Physical Education (2 semester) 2
Performing and/or Visual Arts (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semesters) 2
HS Creative STEAM 2 (2 semester) 2
Electives (Choose from Elective Course) (2 semesters) 24

Students must ensure that they earn enough credits to meet graduation requirements. Students can take any offered elective courses in their fields of interest that meets requirements. Thai students are required to take Thai Language & Culture as their World Language. Non-Thai students will take Thai Language & Culture in addition to a World Language.

List of Elective Courses offered by KMIDS

Courses offered

Semester(s)

Credit(s)

9

10

11

12

Elective Mathematics Courses

Elective Mathematics Courses 2 3
Pre-calculus 2 2
Probability and Statistics 2 3
Calculus 2 2
Trigonometry 2 3
AP Calculus AB 2 3
AP Calculus BC 2 3
AP Statistics 2 3
KMITL Engineering Math 1 2 3
KMITL Engineering Math 2 2 3
KMITL Engineering Math 3 2 3

Elective English Courses

Journalism 2 3
Academic Writing 2 3
Speech 2 2
Novel 2 2
Poetry 2 2
Short Stories 2 3
Creative Writing 2 3
AP English Language and Composition 2 3
AP English Literature and Composition 2 3

Elective Science Courses

Earth and Space Science 2 3
Environmental Science 2 3
Food Science 2 3
Introduction to Microbiology 2 3
Nutrition 2 3
Science Research, Independent Study 2 2
Anatomy and Physiology 2 3
AP Biology 2 3
AP Chemistry 2 3
AP Physics 1 Algebra-based 2 3
AP Physics 2 Algebra-based 2 3
AP Physics C 2 3
KMITL General Physics 1 2 3
KMITL General Physics 2 2 3
KMITL General Chemistry 2 3

Elective Social Studies Courses

Contemporary World 2 2
Introduction to Political Science 2 2
Introduction to Economics 2 2
Introduction to Sociology 2 2

Elective Arts Courses

Art History 2 1
Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art 2 2
Introduction to Three-Dimensional Art 2 2
Dance History and Appreciation 2 1
Dance Performance 2 2
Beginning Chorus 2 2
Beginning Concert Band 2 2
Beginning Orchestra 2 2
Electronic Music 2 2
Thai Music 2 1
Khon 2 1
Music History and Appreciation 2 1
Music Theory and Composition 2 1
Piano and Electronic Keyboard 2 2
Theatre Arts 2 2
Theatre Production 2 2
Digital Design 2 2
Drawing and Painting 2 3
Jewelry 2 2
Photography 2 2
Sculpture 2 2
Ceramics 2 2
Intermediate Chorus 2 2
Intermediate Concert Band 2 2
Intermediate Orchestra 2 2
Jazz Ensemble 2 2
Vocal Jazz 2 2
Choral Chamber Ensemble 2 2
Instrumental Ensemble 2 2
Advanced Acting 2 2
KMITL Drawing 2 3
KMITL Painting 2 3
KMITL Architecture Design 1 2 3
KMITL Architecture Design 2 2 3
KMITL Sculpture 1 2 3
KMITL Sculpture 2 2 3

Elective World Language Courses

Thai Language and Culture 9-12 2 3
HS Chinese 1-4 2 3
HS Japanese 1-4 2 3
HS French 1-4 2 3
Introduction to Computer Science 2 3
Computer Science: Databases 2 3
Computer Science: Informatics 2 3
Computer Science: Programming 2 3

Elective English Language Support

ELS English Language, Literature and Composition 2 3
ELS World History and Geography 2 3
ELS Math and Science 2 3
ELS TOEFL iBT 2 3
ELS IELTS 2 3

Credits

One 90 minute block per week for a semester is equivalent to 1 credit. Courses that meet more often are worth more credits. There are Required Courses, Required Elective Courses, and Free Elective Courses, as defined below. Courses may have prerequisites.

Required Courses:

All students Grades 9-12 must take these courses to meet minimum graduation requirements from KMIDS.

Required Elective Courses:

Students are required to take these courses, but can choose among the options at KMIDS.For example, students may choose between Speech, Poetry or another English elective to meet English credit requirements.

Free Elective Courses:

Students are entirely free to take these electives according to their interests and learning track. For example, students on an Engineering track can choose AP Physics C or KMITL Engineering Math 1.

Credit Transfer

Transferred credits are granted for courses taken at accredited 9-12 High Schools. Decisions will be made by the counselors in consultation with the administration. The guidelines for credit transfer include:
1. A limit on credits transferred per academic year (to be determined)
2. A minimum C grade on all transferred credits

Assessment and Grading

The KMIDS High School grading system follows the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) standards and guidelines for assigning grades.

On school transcripts, grades shown are as follows:

Percentage Value

Letter Grade

Number

Grade

93 – 100 A 4.00
90 – 92 A- 3.67
87 – 89 B+ 3.33
83 – 86 B 3.00
80 – 82 B- 2.67
77 – 79 C+ 2.33
73 – 76 C 2.00
70 – 72 C- 1.67
67 – 69 D+ 1.33
63 – 66 D 1.00
60 – 62 D- 0.67
59 or below F 0.00

A is assigned to work that demonstrates excellence and is clearly exceptional.
B represents work that is very good and shows signs of high achievement.
C represents satisfactory completion of all assignments.
D represents academic achievement at a minimum level.

University Entrance Requirements

Students should begin thinking and planning early in high school to ensure meeting all the requirements of the universities and colleges to which they will apply.
These are common entrance requirements:
English 4 years
Social Studies at least 3 years
Mathematics at least 3 years
Science at least 3 years
World Language at least 2 years
*** Extended study in foreign languages is a common requirement; however, some universities do not require a third language for students whose first language is not English.

AP Courses (Advanced Placement Program)

The Advanced Placement (AP) program from the United States and Canada was created by the College Board to offer college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who score well on the examinations.

AP courses prepare students for the external AP examination administered by the US‐based College Board. High AP scores may earn a student advanced standing or university credit at many US colleges. AP exams are only available in May for testing.

Possible AP courses offered by KMIDS:

AP English Language and Literature (3)
AP English Literature and Composition (3)
AP Calculus AB (3)     AP Calculus BC (3)
AP Statistics (3)         AP Biology (3)
AP Chemistry (3)        AP Physics 1 (3)
AP Physics 2 (3)        AP Physics C (3)

Pathway to KMITL

Pathway to KMITL is a package of courses provided by KMIDS to students who wish to further study at KMITL. These are the same courses that a first-year KMITL student will take in their field. The courses may be considered as core or elective courses to complete KMIDS credit requirements and can be transferred to KMITL. The teachers for Pathway to KMITL are English-speaking KMITL lecturers.

Possible Pathway to KMITL courses offered by KMIDS:
Engineering group of courses

KMITL Engineering Mathematics 1 (3)
KMITL Engineering Mathematics 2 (3)
KMITL Engineering Mathematics 3 (3)
KMITL Engineering Drawing (3)
KMITL Engineering Mechanics (3)
KMITL Engineering Materials (3)
KMITL General Chemistry (3)
KMITL General Physics 1 (3)
KMITL General Physics 2 (3)

Architecture group of course

KMITL Drawing (3)
KMITL Painting (3)
KMITL Architecture Design 1 (3)
KMITL Architecture Design 2 (3)
KMITL Sculpture 1 (3)
KMITL Sculpture 2 (3)

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