High School on a Ship
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Courses

Our students follow a rigorous academic program based on a selection of Advanced Placement courses. Care is taken to ensure that students' course selection aligns with their career and academic goals. The instruction is similar to any other school. All instruction, occurs on the ship - at sea and in port - while moving from one destination to the next. Seven international teachers lead, guide, and support our students around the clock throughout the year.

Classes

All students will take a minimum of 5 academic classes. What classes they take will depend on a student’s course selection, previous transcripts and future career goals. All students need to take English, Mathematics, Sail training, Digital Portfolio and Systems, Self and Society (“S3”). Level 1 and level 2 classes correspond to typical grade 11 and grade 12 courses respectively.  If you’d like to read more about the content of each class, you will find full description on our curriculum page.

If you take an Advanced Placement class, we expect that you sit the AP examination.

We offer the following classes:

Languages

  • English Literature & Composition (Level 1, 2 or Advanced Placement)
  • Spanish (Level 1 or 2)

Mathematics

  • Mathematics (Level 1 or 2)
  • Advanced Placement Calculus

Natural Sciences

  • Biology (Level 1 or Advanced Placement)
  • Chemistry (Level 1 or Advanced Placement) 
  • Physics (Level 1 or Advanced Placement) 

Social Sciences

  • Comparative Government and Politics (Level 1 or Advanced Placement) 
  • Macroeconomics (Advanced Placement)
  • World History (Level 1 or Advanced Placement)
  • S3: Systems, Self & Society

Other

  • Digital Portfolio
  • Sailtraining & Physical Education

Class availability in science and social science options is subject to minimum enrolment requirements.