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High School

Grade 9-12 in High School

SIFC High School adopts the advanced American Common Core State Standards (CCSS), to borrow the precious experience from abroad. SIFC aims at providing American education in China, making students “studying abroad” in China. Students in SIFC are supposed to learn the cutting-edge culture abroad and inherit the essence of Chinese traditional culture. SIFC graduates abroad are expected to work as an “envoy of Chinese culture”.

High School adopts Counselor, Optional Courses, and Credits System

Follow typical American course standards with taking Chinese education reality into consideration

Credit System

High School provides in total 64 compulsory and optional courses. Students with 54 credits in total can get an American high school diploma. 


Credits Requirement





Social Science




Arts and Music




Extra-curriculum Activity


Optional Course


Graduation Required Credits54

Courses in High School


Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12


ESL, English Literature 1, English Literature 2, English Literature 3, English Literature 4


Chinese Literature & Culture, Chinese History


Algebra, Geometry, Prep-calculus, Calculus, Statistics, Liner Algebra & Mathematical Finance


Fundamental Science, Biology, Fundamental Chemistry, Chemistry Workshop, Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Applied Physics

Social Science

American History, World History, Human Geography, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Psychology

Second Foreign Language

Spanish, French

Arts and Music

Art Appreciation & Studio Art, Photography, Graphic Design, 2D & 3D Animation, Music Appreciation, Vocal Music & Chorus, Art History, Vocal Music, Art Work Collection

Health & Psychology

Basketball, Football, Calisthenics, Yoga, Taiji, Body Building, Baseball



Optional Courses

Students can select courses according to their interest and academic performance. For outstanding students, they can select course of higher grades. SIFC emphasizes on students’ personal development and critical thinking.

Counselor System

SIFC has a College Counselling Center to provide full-time counselor for all students from Grade 9 to Grade 12 helping them make their personal course plan and graduate with all credits complete. Counselors, with nearly 10 years of experience in college application, provide the comprehensive information about college application and majors around the world.

Course plan reviewed by counselors are crucial in applying foreign colleges. Every high school student has his or her own study file. Counselors help students make plans based on personal background, study, interest, career development. At the same time, counselors also guide students in their study and future application preparation, and provide suggestions in college, major, and activity selection. Through communication with students and parents, counselors discover students’ potential and individuality, and help them make achievements in study, life and social networking.

Psychology counselors will keep an eye on students’ mental and physical development, and provide guidance when necessary.

Combine courses with social practices, bring classes outside the campus.

Class on the Move

Every year SIFC organizes students to design a set of practice routes to go off-campus to places like Hunan, Yunnan, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Korea, Japan, the United States and so on, to conduct field trips including scientific and humanistic research, arts appreciation, and education support to impoverished areas.

International Volunteering Project

Students can take part in international volunteering work with foreign volunteers in projects like Sea Turtle Protection in Sri Lanka, Giant Panda Protection in Sichuan, Elephant Protection in Thailand, Sea Protection in Australia, Temple Restoration in Cambodia, and so forth.