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QUALITY SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PROFILE
Quality Schools International Phuket
81/4 Chalermprakiat R.9 Road, Soi Teepaksong
T. Kathu, A. Kathu Phuket 83120
Director: Patrick Buckley
Resource Teacher: Rachel Geary
5 October 2011
COMMUNITY and SCHOOL: Quality School International Phuket is a private, non-profit Pre-kindergarten through secondary four co-educational, college preparatory institution. Quality School International Phuket was founded in 2000 in order to provide a quality education for expatriates living in Phuket, Thailand, Parents of our students are primarily employed in tourism. It is a highly mobile community.
ACCREDITATION: Quality School International Phuket, levels pre-kindergarten- secondary four, is fully accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and the Thai Ministry of Education.
ENROLLMENT: The school encompasses pre-kindergarten-secondary four with a current enrollment of approximately 94 students. The Middle School has an enrollment of 19 students, and the High School has an enrollment of 40 students. Students at Quality School International Phuket represent 19 different nationalities with 17% being Americans.
CURRICULUM: The school follows an American college preparatory curriculum, including Advanced Placement Literature class. In addition to its scholastic goals, the school endeavors to provide its students with a specialized program including Thai language and culture to accommodate students wishing to pursue higher education in Thailand.
FACULTY: The school employs 18 full-time teachers and one paraprofessionals (teacher assistants), plus a director, principal (director of instruction) , counselor, librarian, and 5 maintenance, office, and support personnel.
PHILOSOPHY: Quality School International Phuket believes in a personalized approach to instruction leading to mastery within a positive and enjoyable learning environment. It offers a challenging academic curriculum for students age 3 through Secondary IV (17 years old). Studies are tailored to meet the individual needs of each student.
GRADING SYSTEM: Mastery of each essential unit is evaluated with an “A” or “B” (mastery grades). “B” represents mastery at a very good level and “A” represents mastery with the student demonstrating higher order thinking skills. Mediocre or poor work, C’s and D’s, are not accepted, as students are required to engage in the essential unit they achieve mastery. If a student has mastered a unit with a “B” evaluation, he/she may wish to demonstrate a higher level of mastery at a later time, within that current school year, to change the evaluation to an “A”. A time period (quarter, semester, term) is not evaluated; student performance for the school year is assessed on each essential unit in which a student is engaged.
CLASS RANK: Due to the mobility of QSI students and the relatively small graduating classes, as well as the variety of educational systems students come from, our students’ class rank is not computed.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: The Academic Diploma With Honors is the most advanced diploma offered by Quality Schools International. Requirements are the same as The Academic Diploma but with the added condition that accumulated credits include at least two Advanced Placement (AP) courses (ten credits each). A total of 240 credits are required for this diploma.
For students to graduate with an Academic Diploma, the minimum requirements are 240 Carnegie units or 24 credits in the following areas of concentration: English 8 cr., Mathematics 3 cr., Science 3 cr., Cultural Studies 4 cr., Personal Health 2.5 cr., Languages 2 cr., Fine Arts 1 cr., Creative & Applied Arts (elective credits).
The Practical Diploma is available to students who experience language difficulties, time restraints, or other problems that make it impractical to pursue a more advanced course of study. This diploma is designed for students requiring a sound secondary education to prepare for direct entry into the work force. The basic minimum requirements are 220 Carnegie units or 22 credits: English 5 cr., Mathematics 2 cr., Science 2 cr., Cultural Studies 3 cr., Personal Health 2.5 cr., Languages 2 cr., Fine Arts 1 cr., Creative & Applied Arts (elective credits).
COURSE OFFERINGS AND ELECTIVES:
After School Activities Program (including: art, cooking, drama, bowling, crafts, games, music, Ironkids Triathalon preparation, swimming, and running)
Team Sports Program: Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball
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