The International School of Broward is a Free Tuition School (providing students have a visa) serving 6th through 12th grade Broward County residents.
We offer two tracks - a Traditional Studies (English) and an International Studies (French).
Students follow the course of study from the state of Florida to meet graduation requirements* to obtain a traditional High School Diploma. This includes a foreign language requirement (French or Spanish). In addition students have the opportunity to seek a certificate in our APID Program.
The ISB curriculum follows the Common Core State Standards Initiative to better prepare our students for colleges and careers.
The Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) Program:
The APID program is a beginning language program offered by the College Board. The APID program is globally recognized and is an excellent for students wishing to become fluent in another language. The APID program
challenges students to display exceptional achievement on AP Exams across several disciplines. Students must take a minimum of 5 AP courses in areas specified by the College Board and must pass all 5 courses in order to receive the certificate.
Below, please see samples of two Advanced Placement (AP) Equivalency Tables from two major universities in South Florida describing the AP credit equivalencies based on the score attained on the AP exam for specific subjects.
AP Courses offered at the ISB:
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- US History
- European History
We offer a low-cost specialized enrichment program that prepares students for exams such as the FSA, PSAT, SAT, AP, as well as offering additional instruction in all subject areas including ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Classes are held 3-4 days a week after school. To access the application, click here.
Students in the International Studies Track follow both the state of Florida and the French Ministry of Education course of studies to meet American graduation requirements and obtain their Baccalaureate. Our curriculum also integrates ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes.
We offer the following diplomas:
- The Brevet des Colleges*
- The BAC - Traditional Baccalaureate in section ES (Economics), *S (Scientific) including AP Courses.
- *Section S (Scientific) - "candidat libre scolarisé"
- The FAB - The French-American Baccalaureate - Baccalauréat Franco Américain (BFA) in section ES (Economics) including AP Courses
- The DELF - (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) including AP Courses
In their 10th grade year, students make a decision with their parents and the educational team on which section they want to continue their education (Traditional BAC, BFA or DELF).
Traditional Baccalaureate: Students will take all subject exams in French.
In addition, they will obtain a High School Diploma providing that they meet all state requirements for graduation.
French-American Baccalaureate (FAB): The French-American Baccalaureate or Baccalauréat Franco-Américain is a unique binational diploma that combines the academic rigor of the Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses and exams with the recognized excellence of the French Baccalaureate. By participating in FAB, students attending French Lycee in the U.S. can substitute AP Exams for some of their French Baccalaureate exams.
Developed in collaboration with the College Board ; FAB is an official French diploma that is recognized by all French higher education institutions on par with the traditional French Baccalaureate, as well as by American and international higher education institutions.
- makes American universities more accessible to students enrolled in the French educational system in the United States.
- enable students who follow the French curriculum in the United States and wish to pursue higher education in France to receive tangible recognition of the multicultural education they have received; In schools that will deliver
it, the FAB/BFA will not replace the traditional baccalaureate. It comes in addition to it, as another option available to students.
Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française (DELF) The DELF is a diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills..
Who can apply?
- Students who come from a school accredited by the French Ministry of Education will be placed on the grades they are promoted to.
- Students who come from a French program not accredited by the French Ministry of Education will be placed based on the equivalence of their transcripts.
- Students who do not come from a French program but speaks and reads French fluently and had a satisfactory score on our French entrance exam.
- Students who do not meet the requirements to enroll in the IS Track will be placed in the Traditional Track with the option to take the AP French and/or the D.E.L.F. (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française)
Students who are interested in sitting for the standardized French exams (such as the Brevet, BAC, BFA, DELF), must enroll in our after school "Enrichment Program."
Our low-cost specialized enrichment program prepares students for exams such as the FSA, Brevet, Épreuves Anticipées, BAC, BFA, PSAT, SAT, AP, as well as offering additional instruction in all stubject areas including ESOL
(English as a Second Language). Classes are held 3-4 days a week afterschool. For more information click on the link.