The guidance department is committed to following the academic progress of our students to ensure that graduation requirements are met. In order to better accommodate the various needs of our students, you may review the information below. From students who are struggling academically to those wishing to have the most academically challenging program possible, we have you covered.
Any students who receive a D or an F in an academic course required for graduation purposes will receive an invitation to the academic study skills group counseling program. Offered two times per quarter, this group is available to help students to get back on track academically. The academic study skills group counseling was formed to address students who are at risk for graduation credit losses and/or on academic probation. The purpose of the group is to help student to improve their academic skills through increasing self-direction, self-awareness and goal setting. Registration forms are sent home to targeted students at the end of each quarter and after progress reports.
The guidance counselor is available for any students and parents who desire to discuss the advanced placement program at ICS. Students should be aware that AP studies are taught at a college level, and it is therefore advisable that students limit their AP course load to no more than three per school year. For more information on the AP program and placement therein, please consult the High School Course Handbook.
All students will meet either in groups or individually with the guidance counselor to discuss the four-year planning process and complete a four-year planner. Students will have opportunities to take career assessments and express their academic pursuits for the future in this process. This will enable the guidance department to customize student schedules to meet the demands of particular fields of interest and college entrance requirements for those fields.
Personal Community Service
Many students want to increase their profile as a candidate for top colleges and universities. One of the best ways of doing that is through community service. ICS understands this important aspect of the educational experience. Universities want students who are committed to making a positive difference in the communities that they belong to. Therefore, it is encouraged that students go above and beyond the required hours for graduation.
Serve, not because ICS requires it, but because you care about the world you live in.
For complete guidelines and a list of organizations in Thailand, check out the Community Service Handbook.