High school diploma

High school diploma

A US diploma recognized worldwide

As a result of its accreditation by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in May 2014, École Jeannine Manuel is able to award its 12th-grade students a High School Diploma at the end of their studies. The High School Diploma symbolizes the international character of our school and is recognized by prestigious universities worldwide.

Celebrating our students' achievements

Students receive their diplomas in front of their friends and family at a graduation ceremony held in May. The High School Diploma celebrates the academic and extracurricular achievements of students during their time at Ecole Jeannine Manuel. The requirements of the Diploma reinforce students’ sense of school unity by bringing together students in both the French track and International Baccalaureate Diploma. Students from both tracks participate in required volunteering or extracurricular activities, also known as CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) activities.

Photo de la cérémonie de la remise des diplômes du high school diploma

Students receive their diplomas in front of their friends and family at a graduation ceremony held in May. The High School Diploma celebrates the academic and extracurricular achievements of students during their time at Ecole Jeannine Manuel. The requirements of the Diploma reinforce students’ sense of school unity by bringing together students in both the French track and International Baccalaureate Diploma. Students from both tracks participate in required volunteering or extracurricular activities, also known as CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) activities.

Diploma requirements

In order to be eligible for the High School Diploma, students have to obtain a total of 18 academic credits between 10th grade and 12th grade. 1 credit corresponds to 1 complete and satisfactory year of study of a subject. Student must take 6 core subjects and 4 subjects outside of the common core. Students must also complete a research project.

Core subjects

  • French (3 credits)
  • English (3 credits)
  • Humanities (4 credits)
  • Mathematics (1 credit)
  • Science (2 credits)
  • Physical Education (1 credit)

Non-core subjects

  • Arts
  • Additional language
  • Additional humanities subject
  • Additional science subject
  • Additional year of mathematics
  • Additional physical education subject

Extracurricular requirements

Students from both the French track and International Baccalaureate program undertake 30 hours of CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) extracurricular activities. These can include volunteering for a local retirement home, taking part in a poetry competition, raising money for international charities, or leading campus tours of the school for prospective families.

Core subjects

  • French (3 credits)
  • English (3 credits)
  • Humanities (4 credits)
  • Mathematics (1 credit)
  • Science (2 credits)
  • Physical Education (1 credit)

Non-core subjects

  • Arts
  • Additional language
  • Additional humanities subject
  • Additional science subject
  • Additional year of mathematics
  • Additional physical education subject

Extracurricular requirements

Students from both the French track and International Baccalaureate program undertake 30 hours of CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) extracurricular activities. These can include volunteering for a local retirement home, taking part in a poetry competition, raising money for international charities, or leading campus tours of the school for prospective families.

Photo d'élèves du lycée en cours à l'École Jeannine Manuel de Paris

French baccalaureate with international option

The French Baccalaureate with International Option (OIB) is an academically-enhanced version of the French baccalaureate. It is a bilingual and bicultural exam taken by less than 1% of French baccalaureate candidates worldwide.

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