Diplomas and Certificates


Upon successful completion of the 12th grade, all students will be awarded at least one of the following diplomas or certificates. Students may aim for up to three of these awards. Many of our students graduate with at least two of these diplomas, which are highly prized by university admissions scouts throughout North America as well as Europe.

California High School Diploma (ALL students, both ISP and FSP )

This diploma is offered in all American public and private high schools, and certifies that the student has successfully completed the required number of credits to graduate from high school and apply for an American university. The minimum credit requirements vary between states. The Advanced Placement (AP) program enables students to take university level classes in high school.

Classic French Baccalaureate (FSP)
This is commonly known as “Le BAC.” Students specialize in 3 subjects and can choose from the following :

  • Mathematics
  • Physics/Chemistry
  • Biology/Earth Science
  • Economics and Social Sciences
  • History/Geography/Geo-Politics/Political Science
  • Foreign Languages/Literature/Culture (English) option for Classic Bac only

Students can also choose elective courses.

French International Baccalaureate (FSP) The Baccalauréat Français International (BFI) is a program integrating the French Classic Bac curriculum, with advanced-level studies in English and integrated History-Geography program.
Through a partnership with the U.S. College Board and the French Ministry of Education, students are also able to take certain AP courses in place of some French program requirements.

Learn more about  American BFI(English)

French version

The BFI is a specialization within the Baccalaureate and not to be confused with the International Baccalaureate (IB).

AP Capstone Diploma (ISP and FSP)
This prestigious diploma is the College Board’s answer to the International Baccalaureate. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on at least four additional AP Exams of their choosing receive the AP Capstone Diploma. 

AP Capstone Certificate (ISP and FSP)
Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research but not on four additional AP Exams receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.