AIS-Salzburg Load, Promotion and Diploma Requirements

Load Requirements

As an international, college-preparatory boarding school in which roughly 85% of the students enrolled are full-boarders, the academic load requirements at AIS-Salzburg are relatively high. Load requirements determine the number of courses and subjects a student must be enrolled in each academic year.

The load requirements for all students in the school require:
 
1.  enrollment in 30.5 hours of classroom instruction per week.
2.  enrollment in two English and one German language course daily.
3.  enrollment in one mathematics, one science, and one social studies course per day.
4.  enrollment in one elective course which meets two hours per week.
5.  enrollment in the Healthy Lifestyle Requirement.
6.  enrollment in the Boarding Conduct Requirement for all boarding and 5-day boarding students.
7.  enrollment in the AIS-Salzburg Community Service Requirement.
8.  enrollment in one seminar course at the appropriate grade level.

Promotion Requirements

In order to gain promotion to the successive grade level, all high school students (in grades 9 through 12) must:
 
1.  attain a cumulative grade-point average of 1.500 minimally in all courses (link).
2.  not fail more than one credit-bearing course for the year.
3.  meet the school’s minimum attendance requirement.
4.  maintain a positive citizenship record which includes passing the Boarding Conduct Requirement with 60% or higher for the year, completion of the annual Community Service Requirement and have no major violations of the school’s academic integrity policy.

Diploma Requirements

In order to receive the school’s High School Diploma, students must:
 
1.  complete six years of formal education between grades 7 and 12, proven by official transcripts.
2.  complete at least one full school year at AIS-Salzburg (3 trimesters).
3.  achieve a minimum cumulative grade-point average (link) of 1.500 in all credit-bearing courses enrolled in at AIS-Salzburg.
4.  maintain a positive citizenship record while enrolled at AIS-Salzburg which includes
(a) passing the Boarding Conduct Requirement with 60% or higher each year of enrollment (for full or 5-day boarders only)
(b) complete the annual Community Service Requirement, and
(c) have no major violations of the schools academic integrity policy.
5.  earn the minimum number of academic credits in all subjects in grades 9 through 12.