In High School, our focus is to develop students’ learn to learn skills. Thus, students are able to analyze their potentials and weaknesses, and eventually they will be ready to learn in depth in the university, where they will develop their conceptual thinking and decision making skills.
Our high school program is designed to prepare learners for a successful university experience anywhere in the world. We focus on the long term goal of developing a generation who cares about the sustainability of the world, a generation of self-regulated leaders who are capable of living a passionate and purposeful life. Learners are constantly working on projects to come up with innovative solutions for real world problems of sustainability. This process is anchored in the development of a STEAM mindset, project management and forward thinking skills.
University Preparatory Program
To better prepare learners for university, we provide a college counselor to guide learners in their university research and admission process. Introducing learners to higher education, the learners are exposed to local and International universities, along with assistance to better meet admission requirements by giving application essay workshops and alumni sharing sessions. As a result of our comprehensive program, our alumni have been accepted in over 15 countries, in 290 Universities both national and throughout the world.
By applying a credit system, we give learners opportunities to choose their learning path and be better prepared for transition into University. The learners may take 1 of the 3 majors offered:
Advanced Placement Courses
HighScope High School provides opportunities for learners to get a head start in universities abroad. The Advanced Placement (AP) program is a rigorous academic program that exposes high school learners to college-level coursework.
One great benefit of taking AP exams is the opportunity to earn college credit and placement. The AP Exam score is recognized in many universities worldwide (universities in the USA and over 600 universities in more than 55 countries outside of the USA) for admission, credit and placement.
Our high school program offers 11 AP (Advanced Placement) courses, which are equivalent to first year college level subjects. Learners may take AP Courses to earn college credit and placement; however, they can also take those courses to challenge themselves with college level work and explore their interests.
Ethical Leadership Development
Learners are given plentiful opportunities to develop future-oriented life skills such as Ethical Leadership. A learner can choose to start and lead their own club, be CEO of their own Virtual Company, be Director of their own cause in Model United Nations, and various other leadership roles that they can assume throughout their learning journey.
Our curriculum and approach seeks to encourage students to construct their own knowledge, and reach a depth of understanding in particular subjects. We believe that learning has to be contextual, real life and give choices, by applying a credit system; we give students opportunities to choose. The subjects focus on 3 majors: Math and Science, Business and Information Technology and Technical and Performing Arts
The core subjects include:
- Bahasa Indonesia
- Social Studies
- Pendidikan Kewarganegaraan dan Pancasila (Citizenship)
- Physical Education
- Learner Initiated Activities*
- Senior Thesis Project
- Global Citizenship
- Art & Music
*) Learner initiated activities include Internship, student service, community service, Senior Thesis Project and club activities. These activities will give learners opportunities to sharpen their skills in making good choices.
The Electives include:
To maximize the nurturing and development of our learners' passion and purpose, each learner is facilitated by a team of advisors. The Advisory Program is led by 2-3 passionate teachers with a group of up to 25 learners, that consists of grades 10, 11, and 12, who meet on a daily basis for 30 minutes. This program provides a caring environment for monitoring the learners’ progress towards their goals, including academic guidance and social-emotional support. Learners are given opportunities to discuss any concerns – academic, personal, and social--with the advisors. As this program takes place every day, learners have opportunities to interact with the same group of learners to reinforce learning about themselves, as well as aspects that promote them to be responsible adults, such as values, self-esteem, and goal setting. This program also provides learners with university preparatory and career-related exposure. Attendance and participation in the program are part of the graduation requirements.
Wednesday is dedicated to Learner Initiated Activities (Making Good Choices).
Our early learning student activities are based on cultivating each child's uniqueness. By doing so, we create a supportive environment in the development of academic and social potential. Our teachers play a significant role in shaping this environment by fostering genuine relationships with students, guiding students towards optimizing their social and academic potential.
Q: What curriculum does HighScope Indonesia School use?
HighScope Indonesia School is a Satuan Pendidikan Kerja Sama (SPK) school, because HighScope Indonesia integrates the National Curriculum with the HighScope Curriculum.
The HighScope curriculum is uniquely designed to cover:
- International standards
- Brain research (brain development and how the brain learns)
- The most recent research in education
The HighScope Curriculum is specifically designed to provide a rich academic foundation while promoting independence, decision making, cooperation, creativity, and problem solving in young children. The HighScope Curriculum includes learning objectives, effective adult interaction strategies, and assessment measures that help programs ensure a high-quality experience for all learners.
The emphasis of the HighScope Indonesia curriculum is long term goals (skills, concepts, values) which are honed by using natural and social phenomena as context. *
The uniqueness of HighScope, with its Active Learning approach, is its holistic curriculum based on brain-based research, which considers aspects ranging from daily routines, learning activities, teacher-child interactions, to close collaboration between school and home. The aim of our curriculum is to help children develop self-regulated leadership (able to lead themselves and others in making contributions to sustainability).
Q: How is learning conducted in HighScope High School?
In order to gain university exposure from the early years, HighScope high school implements the Credit System. Credits are computed in terms of units.
The number of credits taken influences the daily schedule of the student, thus enriching the student through planning, carrying out the planning, and, during the advisory, reviewing and acquiring support for a successful continuation of the student’s academic career. We offer this credit system within the curriculum. One unit represents approximately 200 minutes per week for one school year.
In other words, when a student takes one course for 200 minutes per week for one academic year, it is equivalent to one credit. Each subject offers credit for the students who take that subject. The three types of credit are:
- 5 credits for 1 semester
- 5 credits for 1 academic year
- 1 credit for 1 academic year
Q: What language is used in the High School program?
From the Elementary Program to the High School program, HighScope Indonesia School implements a dual language program. The language of instruction used is both English & Indonesian. These two languages are used in an academic context (academic language) and a social context (social language).
In an academic context, there are several subjects delivered in English & there are other subjects delivered in Indonesian. Examples of subjects delivered in Indonesian are Indonesian Language, Religion & Social Studies (IPS & PPKN) lessons, while subjects other than the 3 subjects above are delivered in English.
In the social context, HighScope Indonesia School has a Language of the Day program. Indonesian & English are spoken alternately at socialization times and morning meetings, for example Monday in English, Tuesday in Indonesian, and so on. With the implementation of the Dual Language Program, students will be proficient in two languages at once, both academically and socially.
Q: How many majors are offered in HighScope High School?
We classify majors into three courses of study:
- Math and Science
- Technical and Performing Arts
- Business and Information Technology
Q: Are there religion classes in the HighScope Indonesia School High School Program?
HighScope religion lessons are Compulsory. There are five religion classes at HighScope: Islam, Protestant, Catholic, Hindu & Buddhist.
Q: Is there Friday Prayer in the HighScope Indonesia School?
Every Friday, our Islamic religion teachers direct students to attend Friday prayers. The area used is distinguished by the grade level: elementary (SD), middle school (SMP) and high school (SMA).
Q: At what universities have High Scope high school alumni been accepted?
HighScope High School graduates have been widely accepted at state universities in Indonesia, such as Universitas Indonesia (UI), Institute Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Lampung University, Universitas Gajah Mada (UGM) and other public universities.
Meanwhile, they have also been accepted at private universities, such as Prasetya Mulya, UPH, and Binus University, etc.
Apart from domestically, HighScope graduates are also widely accepted at universities abroad, such as New York University (NYU), University of Groningen, University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of Melbourne, Monash University, and Newcastle University, etc
Q: Are there any after school activities in HighScope High School?
HighScope High School has after school activities called clubs.
These clubs were created on the initiative of the students and they are run by students, i.e. the club members, who are accompanied by a mentor / tutor.
Q: Can the students from High Scope High School get a government certificate, too?
Every student who graduates from HighScope High School will receive two diplomas (certificates), such as:
- Diploma from SMA HighScope Indonesia.
- High School graduation certificate from the government.
Q: Is HighScope Indonesia School accredited?
Accreditation is a process undertaken by government agencies & foreign institutions to assess whether an educational institution has met specific standards.
Currently most of our schools are accredited “A” or “DISAMAKAN from the government.
Sekolah HighScope Indonesia – TB.Simatupang has also received accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
WASC is a world-renowned accrediting association in the United States and works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the Department of State.
Q: Can the HighScope High School certificate be accepted at all universities in Indonesia and/or abroad?
Yes. Our team is also ready to help if a report card conversion is needed.
Q: Is there any test to join the HighScope Indonesia School High School Program?
To join the High School program, the student candidate will have to take the Basic Competency Test (BCT) that includes:
- Psychological Assessment
And also the parents and students interviews.