High School Profile
SABIS® International Charter School
Is an urban, public college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The school is managed by SABIS® Educational Systems, Inc. – a private, for-profit management company that develops and operates high standard primary and secondary college preparatory schools. Established in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995, the school is part of the worldwide SABIS® Network founded in 1886. SABIS® International Charter School provides a comprehensive curriculum that emphasizes math, English and world language at all grade levels. Abstract reasoning and critical thinking are considered crucial to the SABIS® Educational System™.
The Student Body of 1574 Students
Includes approximately 441 students in the high school (grades 9 – 12). The school opened in 1995 serving students in kindergarten through the seventh grade. We added a grade each year to build our high school and in 2017 will graduate our seventeenth senior class. We are very proud to report that 100% of our seniors were accepted to college. Diversity is an asset to our student body with over 60% of our students being students of color.
The High School Curriculum
Provides a competitive level of scholastic preparation for college. All students take four years of Spanish with the goal of being bilingual and bicultural. Math is required through the twelfth grade and is considered a third language. Science and history are required for three years each. Graduation requires twenty-seven credits to be earned between the ninth grade and graduation. Requirements are as follows:
- English – required all four years
- Math – required all four years, minimal level attained by graduation - Math 3. Math levels include Math 2 (Algebra II and Geometry I), Math 3 (Algebra III and Geometry II), Pre-Calculus, Statistics and Calculus.
- Science – required for three years with a minimum of one life science
- World Language – required all four years
- History – required for three years; one year of American History included
- Fine Arts – At least one course of Music, Art, Creative Writing, Artist Way
- Physical Education – required for four years
- Health – required for one term
- Computer – one course of Computer Literacy required
- Humanities – no requirement; classes chosen by students for elective credit
Advanced Placement Courses
Currently offered in Calculus A/B, Calculus B/C, English Literature, English Language, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Spanish Language and Biology.
Offered to students in the ninth and tenth grade in all academic diciplines and to students in grades eleven and twelve in English.
Transcripts and Credits
Updated annually from the ninth through the twelfth grades. Course credit is listed on the transcript and is earned with a grade of 60 or above. Twenty-seven credits are needed for graduation. SABIS® values English, math and world language more heavily than science or history and therefore they are given more credit (1.3 credits) than a science, history or other full-year elective (1.0 credits) on the transcript. Other elective course may receive from 0.2 credits to a full credit based upon number of meetings, length of course and work requirements. Advanced Placement course work is granted at least 0.3 credits extra per year. Grade point averages are figured on a 4.0 scale and are not weighted. The highest grade point average assigned is 4.3.
Have been received from a wide range of institutions over the last four graduating classes. The following is an abbreviated list of schools to which our students have been accepted: Albertus Magnus, American International College, American, Anna Maria, Arizona State, Assumption, Bay Path, Bryant, Bucknell, College of St. Rose, Bowie State, Colgate, Columbia, Curry College, Davidson, Dickinson, DePaul, Elms, Framingham State, Franklin Pierce, Georgetown, Green Mountain, Hamilton, Hampton, Harvard, Hofstra, Holyoke Community College, Howard, Johnson C. Smith University, Keene State, MCLA, Messiah, Michigan Tech, MIT, Morehouse, Mount Holyoke College, Mount Ida, Mount St. Mary, New York Institute of Technology, Newbury, Nichols, Northeastern, Oberlin, Post, Providence College, Quinnipiac, Regis, Rhodes College, Rhode Island College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Roger Williams, St. Lawrence University, Salem State, Salve Regina, Southern Connecticut, Southern New Hampshire University, Seattle University, Simmons, Smith, Spelman, Springfield College, STCC, Stonehill, Temple, Tufts, Tulane University, University of Connecticut, University of Hartford, University of Massachusetts, University of New Hampshire, University of New Haven, University of Rhode Island, Wagner College, West Virginia Wesleyan, Wellesley, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, WNEC, Westfield State, Wheelock, Williams, Yale.
SABIS Student Life Organization®
The schools in the SABIS® School Network firmly believe that education has the power to change the world. The SABIS Student Life Organization® (SLO®), a distinctive and integral part of the SABIS® Educational System™, gives students the opportunity to develop "life" skills that empower them to make a difference.
The SLO® is the students' mini-society. Prefects who are selected - not elected - manage SLO®. All students are encouraged to join SLO® and take an active part in their education, both at the academic and non-academic levels. Working in cooperation with and complementing the efforts of the administrative and academic staff, SLO® prefects are valuable assets to their schools. They help to raise the general standard, promote high social and moral values, and encourage participation in a wide range of additional activities. Student Life Coordinators allocate "real-life" tasks to students, and advise and support them in all of their efforts.
Offered at both the varsity and sub-varsity levels in soccer, cross-country, football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, ice hockey, baseball, softball, tennis, track and field and cheerleading. All students in the seventh grade through the twelfth grade are encouraged to try out for a team.
CEEB Code: 222-056
For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact C. Thomas Campagna or Kathleen Joyce, Guidance Counselors or Lisa Wells, Guidance Office Administrative Staff at (413) 783-2600.