Lycée International de Houston, we foster an enriching environment where students evolve into global citizens who are driven by curiosity, vitality, empathy, and an unwavering commitment to continuous learning. Our comprehensive education programs – the French and International Baccalaureate – empower our graduates with the confidence and knowledge required to excel in diverse professional settings across the globe while promoting intercultural understanding and appreciation for one another.
The French Baccalaureate, commonly referred to as le bac, is an esteemed academic credential sought after by students in France and French schools worldwide who aspire to continue their education at the university level. This internationally recognized diploma holds great prestige among prestigious colleges worldwide. At LIH, our students earn both a Texas High School Diploma accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and a French Baccalaureate (le bac).
The French Ministry of National Education has created a prestigious qualification known as le bac. It attracts over 500,000 students each year and offers subjects taught at the college level. This makes it highly sought after by colleges and universities globally, including those in North America. Remarkably, high school graduates who perform well on le bac are often granted college credit by international institutions.
The high school program at the Lycée International de Houston provides a comprehensive two-year preparatory curriculum for le bac. Students are required to engage in six core subjects alongside three specialty subjects. Upon completion of the 11th grade, students must successfully pass an exam in one of their chosen specialty subjects, leaving them with two remaining subjects to complete during their final year in 12th grade. The curriculum at Lycée International de Houston is carefully designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge for higher education.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is an all-encompassing and demanding pre-university course that requires utmost dedication from both students and teachers. This sophisticated two-year curriculum spans across various academic disciplines and has proven its worth over the years, benefiting more than 95 million students in 159 countries since its inception in 1968. Graduates of the IB Diploma Program are highly regarded by renowned universities worldwide, often gaining advanced standing and earning a full year of college credit.
Since 2020, LIH has been recognized by the esteemed IB organization as an accredited institution. The curriculum is delivered in English by a qualified faculty with expertise in diverse linguistic and cultural environments, ensuring that LIH truly embodies the essence of an international school in Houston. Students have the option to pursue the standard IB Diploma, the Bilingual IB Diploma, or the Advanced Bilingual IB Diploma.
The French International Baccalauréat (BFI), developed by the French National Education System and the American College Board, is the international version of the French Baccalaureate. The BFI diploma is a bilingual and bicultural diploma that is a great option for any student wishing to deepen their knowledge of American history, civics, and culture in English. It is recognized by the best universities in the US, Europe, and the world.
Our American section of the BFI allows for two Advanced Placements (AP) to be taught in première, AP English Literature and Composition or AP English Language and Composition, and AP World History or AP US History. In addition, the optional high-level math AP will be offered in terminale, AP Calculus. In addition, the students will conduct an independent, self-directed piece of research called the Connaissance du Monde (CdM) in English during première and terminale
To pass the BFI, students must obtain a minimum global average of 10/20.
The SAT serves as a standardized entrance examination that is widely utilized by the majority of higher education institutions in order to determine admissions outcomes.
Lycée International de Houston provides students with the opportunity to take the SAT test during a regular school day, ensuring a familiar and comfortable setting. By minimizing stress and maximizing chances of success, this option allows students to perform at their best.
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