IB/AP Programs

Advanced academic programs at ISKL give our students an opportunity to take university-level courses in High School. We offer a full range of International Baccalaureate (IB) courses and selected Advanced Placement (AP) courses to provide students an appropriately challenging academic program in preparation for university entrance.

ISKL students who choose to take AP or IB courses can earn credit, advanced placement, or both, for university entrance in North America. The IB Diploma is also recommended for students wishing to study in Europe, Australia or Malaysia. Students can demonstrate that they have the aptitude to master university-level materials with these advanced academic courses in their records.


International Baccalaureate (IB)

IB Diploma Program at ISKL

The IB Diploma Program is a cornerstone of the academic experience at ISKL, providing a challenging two-year pre-university curriculum that leads to a qualification recognized by the world’s leading universities. It is the longest running IB program in Malaysia, with authorization granted in 1989.

By completing a 4000-word research paper, a 15-minute oral discussion on comparative literature, publicly displaying a work of art, or crafting an original laboratory experiment, IB students are absorbed in authentic and challenging academic work. Historical investigations, mathematical explorations, geographic fieldwork, economic commentaries, orals in world languages, theatre research... such learning cannot be done by memorizing facts and figures. It is accomplished by being inquisitive and taking intellectual risks; the hallmarks of a 21st century education



Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) courses offer students the opportunity to do college level work while having the support of a high school environment. AP exam scores can earn credits or advanced placement, or both, at the majority of colleges and universities in the USA and Canada. Courses include Calculus AB, Computer Science A, U.S. History and Statistics.

Enrollment in AP classes at ISKL requires:
  • Meeting the established course prerequisites.
  • Teacher and counselor recommendations.
  • A commitment to academic achievement.
  • An understanding and acceptance of workload expectations.


AP Course Offerings:
AP World History
AP Calculus AB
AP Computer Science A
AP Statistics
AP United States History