Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to the High School
For all students, high school is a significant time in their development. Students enter high school as adolescents and leave as young adults. In four years students are expected to mature, both academically and emotionally, to be ready for “real-life” after school.
The high school follows a curriculum model that enables graduates to continue their academic studies at a tertiary level. The educational program is balanced with opportunities for choice and specialization while still focusing on the requirements for tertiary education. In grades 9 and 10 students’ complete years 4 and 5 of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). In Grades 11 and 12, the high school has a wide array of College Board approved Advanced Placement (AP) courses available (essentially 1st year college level classes). We are proud of the record of achievement of our students in our AP’s and our graduates who have made their way to some of the top colleges and universities in the US, Canada, England and beyond.
The high school is relatively small, so a supportive and collegial atmosphere exists, with students and teachers working towards a common goal of high achievement. A sense of community is built through the small homeroom groups that meet once a day. Students are also encouraged to be active members of the school community by being involved in decision making and service through student council and various other clubs and activities. The high school encourages participation in community service, sports, extra-curricular activities and clubs. The unique location of Trinidad affords many opportunities for learning to take place outside the classroom and strengthening links with the host country, its culture, and the Caribbean.
The high school, along with the entire ISPS community, is committed to an atmosphere of pluralism and tolerance. Please read through this handbook to get information on the courses that are offered and explore some of the other activities offered at ISPS.
A very warm welcome to you.