High School

High School at CHIST begins with one year of focused preparation with advanced level critical thinking skills and prerequisite content courses before officially starting the Diploma Programme* in grades 11 and 12. 

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP)* was created in 1968, as an academically balanced and challenging two year programme, designed for motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. The programme has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to over 2000 of the world’s leading universities and preparing them for success in further studies and life beyond. The Diploma Programme* grading system is criterion-referenced: each student’s performance is measured against well-defined levels of achievement consistent from one examination session to the next.

Students enrolled in the Diploma Programme* will take six academic subjects from the following subject groups:

Studies in Language and Literature
Language Acquisition
Individuals and Societies
The Arts
These subjects are offered at two different levels – Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL). 
In addition, Diploma Programme* students are required to work on what we called the Core. The Core is one of the elements that makes the DP* a unique programme, since it challenges students to apply research and communication skills.

The core has three elements:

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS): students will develop and take into practice, a project based on these three concepts.
Extended Essay (EE): students write a 4000-word paper individually and independently.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK): this subject studies the nature of knowledge as what we “claim to be” knowledge.
Towards the end of the programme, students will need to complete internal assessment requirements and sit for their IB examinations in November of grade 12.


Chiyoda International School Tokyo is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. 
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.** 
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. 
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

**Mission Statement from the IB 
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. 


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