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Prospective Students

Class sizes will generally be no more than the following:

·  Kindergarten & 1: 16 students per classroom

·  Grades 2-3: 18 students per classroom

·  Grades 4-5: 20 students per classroom

· Grades 6: 24 students per classroom

·  Grade 7-12: 24 students per classroom

GIS does have trained specialists who work with ESL students, but ESL students spend the majority of their time in the mainstream classroom, expected to perform alongside their native English-speaking peers. For this reason, all ESL applicants must pass an English proficiency test before applying and GIS limits the number of ESL students to a proportion not greater than 15% per grade level.
An applicant for Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1.

1.Developmental Readiness Scale (KRA)

The KRA is used for all students applying for Kindergarten at Grace International School (GIS).  The KRA is used to help understand if a student is ready for the school setting at GIS.   It evaluates 8 different areas:
Visual Motor:
   How the eyes and hands work together
Numbers:  Counting and using numbers with objects
Concepts:   Knowledge of facts and how things relate
Body Image:  Awareness of oneself and positions in space
Language:  Understanding and using words
Personal:  Ability to think and act independently
Fine Motor:   How the muscles in the hands and fingers work together
Gross Motor:   How the large muscles in the body work together

2.English Proficiency Tests

Grace International School uses a variety of tests for students who speak English as an additional language and are applying for Kindergarten – Grade 12.

Students applying for Kindergarten will be required to take both the English Proficiency Tests and portions of the KRA assessment to determine their language ability.

Grace International School assesses English language proficiency in these four categories: speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Each of these four tests incorporate age-appropriate social and instructional language, the language of language arts, the language of mathematics, the language of science, and the language of social studies.

At Grace International School, we only have English language development support and not an intensive ESL Program. This is available for a limited number of students. Standard students are not eligible for language development support.

3. Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

Students who do not have a current standardized test (within the last  year) may be asked to take the MAP Test. You will be informed when the student’s school records are evaluated. This test can be administered at the same time as English language proficiency test in February, March, and April.  Register with the Admissions Coordinator. The MAP test evaluates Language Usage, Mathematics, and Reading.

 All applications for new students must be submitted by May 1st.
Yes. Secondary students may enroll at the beginning of each semester; elementary students may enroll at any time during the school year.
Grade by Age Appropriate      2021-2022
Kindergarten Age 5 – 6        Sept 2015 – Aug 2016
Grade 1Age 6 – 7 Sept 2014 – Aug 2015
Grade 2Age 7 – 8 Sept 2013 – Aug 2014
Grade 3Age 8 – 9 Sept 2012 – Aug 2013
Grade 4Age 9 – 10 Sept 2011 – Aug 2012
Grade 5Age 10 – 11 Sept 2010 – Aug 2011
Grade 6Age 11 – 12 Sept 2009 – Aug 2010
Grade 7Age 12 – 13 Sept 2008 – Aug 2009
Grade 8Age 13 – 14 Sept 2007 – Aug 2008
Grade 9Age 14 – 15 Sept 2006 – Aug 2007
Grade 10Age 15 – 16 Sept 2005 – Aug 2006
Grade 11Age 16 – 17 Sept 2004 – Aug 2005
Grade 12Age 17 – 18 Sept 2003 – Aug 2004

New Students

In order to register for courses next year, go to Course Requests . There you will find information regarding courses offered, prerequisites for courses, graduation requirements, and more to assist you in requesting courses. If you have any questions please email to counselor@gisthailand.org.

Students interested in AP (Advanced Placement) courses must meet requirements set by GIS and follow the application process. AP course requirements can be found on the website. Selecting an AP course in the registration process does not guarantee admittance into the class. For more information contact the Academic Counselor at counselor@gisthailand.org.

All students must indicate the graduation plan which they intend to follow for graduation. Graduation options and requirements are available on the Graduation Requirements page. In the course registration process, parents will need to indicate which option they are choosing.

There are 6 periods per day. School starts at 8: 15 a.m. and goes through 3:15 p.m. GIS is organized by the credit system in high school whereby high school students earn a certain number of credits for each course. Graduation is based on students earning at least 24 credits during their high school career. No credits are assigned for middle school courses, except Algebra 1 if taken in eighth grade. See the PSMO Handbook (link?) for credit requirements.

For more information about the admissions process, please email admissions@gisthailand.org