Academic Rigor and College Preparedness
The Secondary School Program at QSI International School of Bishkek focuses on equipping students with the skills, knowledge and behaviors required to be success in a post-secondary environment. Students set individual learning goals, receive instructional support, and demonstrate achievement.
Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States and Canada operated by the College Board, which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. QSI Bishkek offers a wide variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and will offer the full AP Capstone program starting in the 2021-2022 school year.
AP Capstone is a new program from College Board that prepares students for the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are in line with what universities are increasingly seeking. The program promotes curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based decisions. AP Capstone is centered around two AP courses—AP Seminar and AP Research—and is designed to complement and enhance the discipline-specific study in other AP courses. AP Capstone program does not teach subject-specific knowledge. Instead, it focuses on an interdisciplinary approach in order to develop critical thinking, research, collaboration, time management as well as presentation skills that students need for college-level work.
The AP Capstone program is a two-year program with AP Seminar being taught in Secondary II or Secondary III and the AP Research being taught in Secondary III or IV. During the 2022-2023 academic year, QSI International School of Bishkek will implement part two of the AP Capstone program, AP Research. Similar to QSI’s Research course, in AP Research, students will design, plan, and conduct a year-long mentored, research-based investigation and present and defend their findings and methodology during an oral defense.