All high school students are enrolled in a college preparatory American program of study with the juniors and seniors taking the I.B. curriculum. Upon successfully completing Chapel’s graduation requirements, the student is awarded an American high school diploma recognized in the U.S.A. 

1.    Credits required for graduation 

English 4 credits
Social Studies 3 credits
Mathematics 3 credits
Science 3 credits
Religion 2 credits
Foreign Languages or Electives 2 credits
Physical Education 2 credits
Electives 5 credits

2.    Regulations

2.1. Requirements apply to grades nine through twelve.
2.2. The diploma is granted on the completion of 24 credits.
2.3. Attendance of 85% of days is required out of a minimum of 180 school days.
2.4. The minimum passing grade is “D-” each semester.  Students receiving an “F” for a semester class must repeat the class in order to meet credit requirements.
2.5. Students taking English Language Learners (ELL) courses may be exempted from the foreign languages requirement.
2.6. The intent of the Board Policy on graduation requirements is to hold all students entering Chapel responsible for the remainder of credits after the date of entrance.
2.7. In case of transfer students, dispensation of certain graduation requirements may be made by the Superintendent or designate providing the following are met: 

  • There is no reasonable opportunity for a transfer student to meet the credit and/ or course requirements for graduation.
  • There is reasonable verification from the former school that the student would have graduated had the student remained in the former school.

 

 3.    Courses offered in the High School 

7th Grade Required
Art
English 7
Health Education
Humanities
Integrated Science I
Math 7
Music
Physical Education
Portuguese or Portuguese as a Second Language
Religion:Hebrew Scripture
Research Skills
World History I
8th Grade Required
Art
Computer Literacy
English 8
Humanities
Integrated Math 8
Integrated Science 8
Music
Physical Education
Portuguese or Portuguese as a Second Language
Religion:Sacred Scripture
Research Skills
Social Studies 8
9th Grade Required Electives
English 9 Academic Writing
Integrated Math 9 Art
Integrated Science 9 French I
Physical Education Publications
Portuguese or Portuguese as a Second Language Spanish or Advanced Spanish
Religion: Church History
World History II
10th Grade Required Electives
Brazilian History and Geography or Art
Comparative Governments/US History French II
English 10 Pre IB Writing in Portuguese or English
Integrated Math 10 Publications
Physical Education Spanish II
Physics or Chemistry or Biology
Portuguese or Portuguese as a Second Language
Religion:Morality
11th Grade Required Electives
IB English 11 Language and Literature SL/HL IB Art SL/HL
IB Math SL or HL IB French B SL/HL
IB Physics, IB Chemistry, IB Biology SL IB Spanish B SL/HL
IB Portuguese Language and Literature SL/HL IB Spanish Language and Literature HL/SL
IB World Religions SL
Physical Education
Portuguese as a Second Language
Portuguese B SL/HL or Social Studies (*)
Theory of Knowledge
12th Grade Required Electives
IB English 12 Language and Literature or IB Art SL/HL
IB Math SL or HL or IB Math Studies SL IB French B SL/HL
IB Physics, IB Chemistry, IB Biology SL/HL IB Spanish B SL/HL
IB Portuguese SL/HL or IB Spanish Language and Literature HL/SL
IB World Religions SL
Physical Education
Portuguese as a Second Language
Social Studies (*)
Theory of Knowledge


(*) The Social Studies Department offers US History, Comparative Governments, IB Economics SL, IB 20th Century History SL, IB History of the Americas HL, IB Geography SL, and IB Brazilian Social Studies SL courses as electives.