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High School Profile

Luanda International School

2018 – 2019
IB Code: 001903
CEEB Code: 600000

LIS Mission
A diverse community of learners, committed to fostering compassionate, confident and socially responsible individuals who thrive in the world.


Director
Dylan Hughes
lisdirector@lisluanda.com

Secondary School Principal
Grant Rogers
secprincipal@lisluanda.com

University Counselor
Kristen Belka Rosenfield
krosenfield@lisluanda.com

IB Diploma Coordinator
Rene Bradford
rbradford@lisluanda.com


Accreditations
Council of International Schools (CIS)
International Baccalaureate (IB)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)


IB Diploma Subjects Offered:

Group 1
English Language & Literature HL/SL
Portuguese Language & Literature HL/SL
Self-taught Literature SL

Group 2
Portuguese B HL/SL
Spanish B HL/SL
Spanish Ab Initio SL
English B HL

Group 3
Economics HL/SL
History HL/SL
Geography HL/SL
Environmental Systems & Societies SL

Group 4
Biology HL/SL
Chemistry HL/SL
Physics HL/SL
Environmental Systems & Societies SL

Group 5
Mathematics HL/SL
Mathematical Studies SL

Group 6
Music HL/SL
Theatre HL/SL
Visual Arts HL/SL


School & Community
Luanda International School (LIS) was founded in 1996 with funding from six oil companies as an international, non-profit, independent school serving the expatriate and local community in Luanda, Angola. Enrollment from Pre K to Year 13 (grade 12) is approximately 670 students. The LIS Class of 2019 is comprised of 25 students.

Students
The overall student body at LIS represents more than 50 nationalities. There are 130 students in the high school (Years 10-13) from 27 countries with the largest numbers from Angola and the United States. Most students are bilingual and many hold two passports. Additional nationalities within the high school community include: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Madagascar, Namibia, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

Faculty
LIS is fortunate to recruit and retain an experienced and committed international faculty. A number of teachers serve as IB workshop leaders, examiners, and/or are members of school accreditation teams. There are 46 members of the high school faculty, 25 of whom hold a graduate degree. Nationalities represented by LIS high school teachers are: Australia, Canada, Spain, France, Ghana, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Calendar
The school year is divided into two semesters beginning mid-August and mid-January respectively.

Curriculum & Grading Scale
LIS offers the Primary Years, Middle Years, and the option to pursue the Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate. Across all grade levels, English is the language of instruction. Students must successfully complete Creativity, activity, service (CAS) and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) to fulfill graduation requirements. LIS reports academic achievement on a 1 – 7 scale, with 7 being the highest level. Students receive two formal written reports a year – the first in December and the second mid-June.

Policy on Class Rank and GPA
Due to small class size and the academic, linguistic, and educational diversity of our transient and international student body, LIS does not rank students or calculate GPA.

Co-Curricular & Outdoor Education Program
LIS students participate in and/or lead a wide variety of athletic, cultural, creative, and service-oriented activities after school. These include: Model United Nations, Student Council, Global Issues Network, Diversity Club, English lessons for local staff, Dance (Ballet, Contemporary, and Hip Hop), Touch Rugby, and Band. There are varsity and junior varsity teams for basketball, soccer, swimming, and volleyball. During the second semester, students in Years 10 and 11 (grades 9 and 10) participate in week-long outdoor education trips to South Africa.

IB Diploma Results – Class of 2018 (16 students)
Luanda International School has an inclusive, open enrollment policy with regard to the IB Diploma Programme. Of the LIS Class of 2018, 13 students earned the full IB Diploma – with 7 earning Bilingual Diplomas – and 3 students earned IB courses certificates. The average score for LIS students awarded the IB Diploma in 2018 was 29.5 points, with one student earning 38 points.


OFFERS OF ADMISSION AND MATRICULATION – Classes of 2017 & 2018

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Aston University

Bath Spa University

Birkbeck, University of London

Birmingham City University

Buckinghamshire New University

Coventry University

De Montfort University

Heriot-Watt University

Imperial College London

King’s College London

Lancaster University

Loughborough University

Manchester Metropolitan

Newcastle University

Northumbria University

Nottingham Trent International College

Nottingham Trent University

Oxford Brookes University

Queen Margaret University

Royal Holloway, University of London

Sheffield Hallam University

Solent University Southampton

St. George’s, University of London

University College Birmingham

University College London

University of Aberdeen

University of Abertay

University of Bath

University of Brighton

University of Bristol

University of Chester

University of Creative Arts

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

University of Exeter

University of Leeds

University of Leicester

University of Manchester

University of Northampton

University of Plymouth

University of Portsmouth

University of Roehampton

University of Salford

University of St Andrews

University of Surrey

University of Sussex

University of the West of England, Bristol

University of Warwick

University of Westminster

University of Winchester

 

UNITED STATES

Butler University

Community College of Denver

Georgia State University

Hofstra University

Houston Community College

Quinnipiac University

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Texas Tech University

University of Texas, San Antonio

University of Arizona

University of Denver

University of Houston

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Toledo

University of Tulsa

Washington State University

 

CANADA

Acadia University

Dalhousie University

Douglas College

St. Mary’s University

University of British Columbia

 

SOUTH AFRICA

North-West University

Stellenbosch University

University of Cape Town

University of Pretoria

 

Additional Locations

Academy of Fine Arts, Italy

Accademia del Giglio, Italy

Lucerne University, Switzerland

Middlesex University Dubai

 

Bold indicates one or more LIS student matriculating