3. High School

Graduation Requirements

TOTAL 28.0 credits
  • English 6.0 credits
  • Social Studies 3.0 credits
  • Mathematics 3.0 credits
  • Science 3.0 credits
  • Modern Language 2.0 credits 
  • Physical Education and Health 2.0 credits
  • Fine Arts 2.0 credits
  • Computer Education 1.0 credit 
  • Electives 6.0 credits
Community Service
  • 60 hours over 4 years
For typical course selections by year, please see the Course Request page.

AP International Diploma

Students must earn scores of 3 or higher on five or more total AP Exams, based on the exam criteria requirements listed within each of the content areas below. 

This list includes only those courses offered at AST. For a full list, visit the AP International Diploma website.
  • Two AP Exams from two different world language and culture courses* - OR - Two AP Exams from one world language and culture course and one English course
    • English Language and Composition
    • English Literature and Composition
    • Chinese Language and Culture
  • One AP Exam offering a global perspective
    • World History
    • Comparative Government and Politics 
    • Art History
    • Macroeconomics
  • One AP Exam from either the sciences, or math and computer science
    • Calculus AB
    • Calculus BC
    • Computer Science A
    • Statistics
    • Biology
    • Physics 1
    • Physics 2
    • Physics C: Mechanics
  • One additional AP Exam; cannot be English or a world language
    • Comparative Government and Politics
    • Macroeconomics 
    • Microeconomics 
    • Psychology 
    • U.S. Government and Politics 
    • U.S. History
    • World History
    • others from above

AP Scholar Awards

  • AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams
  • AP Scholar with Honor: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams
  • AP Scholar with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams
  • International AP Scholar: Granted to the one male and one female student attending a school outside the United States and Canada that is not a DoDEA school with the highest average score on the greatest number of AP Exams. The minimum requirement is a score of 3 or higher on three exams.
For additional details, visit the AP Scholar website.