Starting in grade 9, students are immersed in a challenging core curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), American Education Reaches Out standards (AERO), Code HS, Carnegie Mellon, and the Thai Basic Education Core Curriculum standards. These foundational courses in Science, Math, English, Social Studies, STEM with Robotics, and Computer Science lay the groundwork for the Advanced Placement classes and the KMITL Pathway Program, which are offered in grades 10 to 12.
Core classes in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies continue in grade 10; however, Advanced Placement options in Biology and Computer Science are also offered to students, who are beginning to choose their paths towards a future university faculty. In addition, Grade 10 students have the opportunity to continue their studies in coding and robotics, with Advanced STEM with Robotics classes, or choose design-focused courses, such as Graphic Design, Multimedia, and Studio Art.
In grades 11 and 12, Advanced Placement options expand with an additional four courses. In total, KMIDS currently offers six AP courses in the upper high school grade levels: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Computer Science, AP Environmental Science, and AP Calculus. Advanced STEM with Robotics courses and design-focused courses are also offered to grade 11 students.
For our grade 12 students, the opportunities the curriculum affords them is what truly makes KMIDS stand out in the international education community. Along with our robust Advanced Placement Program, KMIDS’s exclusive KMITL Pathway Program offers our seniors an additional opportunity to study college-level courses. The KMITL Pathway Program goes even further, however: The seniors who participate in it are enrolled in and attend university courses at the KMITL campus, earn university credit upon completion of the courses, and are on a fast-track to early acceptance into their chosen faculty. Currently, our Pathway Program has established a partnership with three KMITL faculties: the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Engineering, and the Faculty of Architecture.
KMIDS also aims to nurture and refine the mind and body as well as to build academic knowledge and skills through weekly music, art, and physical education classes. Life skills, which are vital to success inside and outside of the classroom, are also developed in weekly health classes.
Furthermore, the high school curriculum includes courses in Thai language and culture, which are compulsory for Thai nationals, and are supported by a pull-out program for students who are learning Thai as a second language. Except for Thai Language and Thai Social Studies, all courses are taught in English by Western-trained, native-English teachers. Additional English Language Arts and TOEFL preparation courses are required for high school students who have yet to attain a 550 score on the TOEFL, which is a graduation requirement.
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang International Demonstration School
1 Thanon Chalong Krung, Ladkrabang, Bangkok, TH 10520