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Graduation Requirements (grades 9-12 for a General Diploma)

English: 3 credits
Social Studies: 3 credits
Math: 2 credits 
Science: 2 credits 
Fine Arts/Music: 1 credit 
Modern Lang: 2 credits
Phys Ed: 1 credit
Electives: 6 credits

ExtraCurricular Involvement Requirement
Students are required to earn two EIR ‘credits’ for involvement in activities outside of the classroom. This requirement applies to High School students only, and High School students must accrue six approved credits prior to graduating (two per year.) Participation in HIS sports teams, sports teams outside of HIS, HIS clubs and activities, volunteer work, community service activities, and other not-for-profit activities for students can qualify as EIR credits.

Post Graduate Information

College Attendance
Approximately 85% of HIS graduates attend university, with 65% of those going to the US for college. Canada and Japan are increasingly attractive options with some graduates attending universities in Australia and the UK.

College Entrance Test Information
Recent SAT Scores by Graduating Classes with scores of all test takers included:

Year Native English Speakers Verbal Average Math Average Writing Average Essay
2014          
2013 24% 443 536 437 6.5
2009 17% 540 620 505 7.5
2008 20% 500 610 500  
2007 15% 489 618 491  
2006 21% 453 598 457  
2005 15% 487 556    
2004 8% 535 650    
2003 20% 517 574    

Recent SAT II Scores by Graduating Classes, in some cases, scores may represent few or one student.

Post Graduate Studies
Recent graduates were accepted at the following schools:

2014  (Graduates were accepted to a total of 47 Universities. Final selections are listed below)

Arts University Bournemouth
Colorado College
University of British Columbia
University of South Florida
University of British Columbia
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Denver
Lewis-Clark
Temple University
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

2013
Arizona State University
Colorado State University
Doshisha University - Kyoto
Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture
Hongik University - Korea
Honolulu Community College
Lewis-Clark State University
National Taiwan University
Sante Fe College
Seattle University
University of Texas San Antonio
Vantan Design Institution

2012
Art Institute of Chicago
International Christian University - Tokyo
Sophia University - Tokyo
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
University of California - Berkeley
University of San Francisco
University of Washington - Seattle

2011
Akita International University
Dominican University of California
International Christian University
Santa Rosa City College, California
Seattle University
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia

2010
Arizona State University
Brigham Young University
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Ewha Womens University - Seoul
Hull College - England
Imperial College London
International Christian University - Tokyo
University of British Columbia
University of Santo Tomas - Philippines
Vancouver College of Art and Design
Westminster Choir College - New Jersey

2009
Depaw University
Franklin & Marshall
International Christian University - Tokyo
Miami University
Pace University
Ritsumeikan University in Japan
Royal Melborne Institute of Technology
San Francisco State University
SUNY - Fredonia
University of California - San Diego
University of Cape Town
University of Hawaii
University of Richmond

2008
International Christian University - Tokyo
Oxford Brookes - UK
Santa Barbara City College
School of Visual Arts in Manhattan
Temple University - Japan
University of British Columbia
University of California - Santa Cruz
University of Oregon
University of Rochester - New York
Waseda University in Tokyo

2007
American Musical & Dramatic Academy - NY
Chaminade University
Masters College
Purdue University
Sarah Lawrence
SUNY - Plattsburg
University of British Columbia
Union College
University of Australia
University of Minnesota

Prior to 2007
Boston University
Brigham Young University
Middlebury
Mt. Royal College - Calgary
Lewis and Clark College
Pomona


Reed College
Regis College
Simmons College
University of Kent
University of Vermont
Virginia Commonwealth

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