THE BENEFITS OF A RAFFLES AMERICAN SCHOOL DIPLOMA
As a US WASC accredited American International School, Raffles American School offers graduates an American High School Diploma which is accepted at all US universities and the majority of international universities. An American High School Diploma shows that a student has completed a rigorous academic program, tailored to their specific career goals, often including college-level, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which – when completed successfully – can be accepted for credit at universities worldwide.
HOW WE SUPPORT OUR FUTURE GRADUATES
Students in our secondary program are provided with regular support and guidance as they design a graduation plan that fits with their interests and career goals. Students in Grades 9 – 12 meet with our secondary counselor to select their courses and discuss their career goals. Students are also advised on their co-curricular activities, community service and other non-academic interests that can positively affect their university acceptance.
Each year, college recruiters come to the school for college fairs that allow secondary students to meet and ask questions about university degrees, prerequisite courses and college life.
SAT TEST PREP - RAS
RAS is an official SAT testing site and offers both PSAT and SAT testing. RAS students take the practice SAT (PSAT) in October of their Grade 10 year. The SAT is offered four times per year in October, November, December and March. Grade 11 students are encouraged to take the SAT at least once. Grade 12 students can retake the SAT at least once more before making applications to a college or university. In addition to being a testing site, RAS offers SAT exam prep to our secondary students.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)
RAS currently offers 11 Advanced Placement Courses – AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Economics, AP Language and Composition, Ap Human Geography, AP World History and AP Mandarin. AP courses are college-level content courses that provide secondary students with the knowledge, critical thinking skills and independent study experience that they will need to be successful at University. Each AP course ends with an external exam set by the College Board. If a student receives a grade of 3 – 5, they may receive college credit at the college or university they attend.