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Diploma Programme

IB Diploma Programme at LIS

Luanda International School (LIS) has an open enrollment policy in regard to the IB Diploma Programme (DP), which means that all students entering Year 12 who wish to pursue a most rigorous curriculum are welcome to apply to pursue the IB Diploma at LIS.

While we look at multiple markers of student success at LIS, IB results represent a significant amount of hard work throughout the final two years of high school, and we commend our students’ efforts and achievements. The LIS Class of 2017, included 15 IB Diploma candidates – all of whom were successful in passing all requirements to earn the IB Diploma (with 9 earning Bilingual Diplomas). The average Diploma score for our 2017 graduates was 32 points – compared to the world average of 30 – with one student earning 42. Twelve of these students earned 2 or 3 Bonus Points for their final marks in Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay.

University Counseling at LIS

LIS has a counselor dedicated to supporting students through the university research and application process. LIS students apply to a wide range of universities around the globe, with the majority of applications submitted to universities in the United Kingdom and United States. While we look at multiple markers of student success at LIS, university application results represent a significant amount of hard work and we commend our students’ efforts and achievements.

High School Profile

  • LIS maintains an inclusive strategic plan with a systematic process of reflection and feedback.
    LIS maintains an inclusive strategic plan with a systematic process of reflection and feedback.
    On 10 and 11 March 2017, a group of 28 participants comprised of LIS students, parents, staff and Board Directors attended a strategic retreat at the school. We discussed the data, shared points of view, challenged perspectives and summarised our thinking about the school's mission, vision, values and parameters for the school. Prior to the discussions a strong meeting protocol and process was established to ensure equal participation. No one voice was greater or lesser than the other. Given the diversity of the group, getting alignment and consensus around big topics like mission and values was no easy task. In fact, a large proportion of the time was spent reviewing, rejecting, re-writing and finally accepting the value statements. Many people felt strong about particular statements and spoke respectfully and with great passion to defend ideas. However, Dr. Andy Page-Smith was able to facilitate the exercise and decision making process with great skill, expertise and respect.