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Upper Grades

From 9th to 12th grade, preparing students for a globally connected, innovation-driven and largely unknown future

The upper grades curriculum is defined by breadth as well as depth. We provide students with a foundation in science, math and the humanities; a range of electives that offer deep dives into topics of global relevance and technical complexity; and a host of special programs, developed right here at Avenues that set our graduates apart. We emphasize:

The identification and pursuit of one’s passions through Mastery and more

Discussion-based learning in the humanities and math

Highly individualized college counseling to identify the best path for each student—whether in Brazil or overseas

Two Diplomas

Opening the door to the best universities in Brazil and overseas

Avenues São Paulo has a dual-diploma program. All students graduate with an American diploma accredited by one of the leading accrediting agencies in the United States. In addition, Brazilian nationals complete the required Brazilian national curriculum and graduate with both the American and the Brazilian diplomas. International students with sufficient Portuguese fluency may also complete the Brazilian national curriculum and graduate with both diplomas.

The Fundamentals

Across all subject areas, the approach in the upper grades is interdisciplinary and often project-based, enabling students to learn by tackling real-world problems through multiple perspectives. The curriculum includes:

  • English
  • Portuguese language and literature
  • Integrated Science
  • Math
  • The World Course and global humanities
  • History
  • High Intensity Practice (until 10th grade)
  • Arts electives
  • Wellness and Movement

A Global Curriculum for a World School

What do Avenues students learn? The Avenues World Elements table is our answer to that question. Designed by our research and development team, the Avenues World Elements is a global curricular system that defines the learning outcomes of Avenues students at all grade levels, at all our campuses.

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