Student Academics

An overall goal of the Saint Paul American School program is to provide students an authentic American curriculum alongside an intensive Chinese language and culture program. This program will result in two Diplomas, one issued through Saint Paul Preparatory School and one issued by the #2 High School Attached to Beijing Normal University. Our unique location, coupled with a certified American and Chinese staff, allows our program to truly provide students with a unique high school experience.

For more information regarding the vision, curriculums, and courses offered for each subject area, please see the links below.

Students enrolled in our school will complete courses totaling a minimum of 48 credit hours. Saint Paul American School’s graduation requirements are designed to meet American accreditation standards and entry requirements for a wide range of colleges and universities. St. Paul American School’s diploma requirements are split into 3 types; College Track Diploma, STEM Track Diploma and STEM Diploma.

Subject area graduation requirements are as follows:

English 8 semester credits (including Speech)
Math 6 semester credits (including Algebra II)
Social Studies 7 semester credits (including courses in Geography, Government, U.S. & World History, and Economics)
Science 6 semester credits (including Biology)
Physical Education 2 semester credits
Health 1 semester credit
Fine/Performing Arts 2 semester credits
Technology 1 semester credit
Engineering 0 semester credit
Foreign Language 6 semester credits (4 must be in the same language)
Elective 9 semester credits (Any credits in the previous categories that exceed the requirements count as elective credits)
English 8 semester credits (including Speech)
Math 8 semester credits (including Algebra II and Pre-Calculus)
Social Studies 7 semester credits (including courses in Geography, Government, U.S. & World History, and Economics)
Science 6 semester credits (including Biology)
Physical Education 2 semester credits
Health 1 semester credit
Fine/Performing Arts 2 semester credits
Technology 2 semester credit
Engineering 2 semester credit
Foreign Language 6 semester credits (4 must be in the same language)
Elective 4 semester credits (Any credits in the previous categories that exceed the requirements count as elective credits)
English 8 semester credits (including Speech)
Math 8 semester credits (including Algebra II and an AP Math)
Social Studies 7 semester credits (including courses in Geography, Government, U.S. & World History, and Economics)
Science 8 semester credits (including Biology and an AP Science)
Physical Education 2 semester credits
Health 1 semester credit
Fine/Performing Arts 2 semester credits
Technology 3 semester credit
Engineering 3 semester credit
Foreign Language 6 semester credits (4 must be in the same language)
Elective 0 semester credits (All credits are assigned in specific areas)