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International Skills Diploma Seal

AHS International Skills Diploma

69% of first time hires lose their jobs due to a lack of soft skills. (Georgia Dept. of Labor)

As a nationally recognized endorsement (like Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate), the International Skills Diploma Seal is proof of a student’s competence in the global marketplace; that they have demonstrated a readiness to perform jobs that don’t yet exist and have the soft skills to take on new challenges and work with many types of people.

There are four components to receiving the seal: 

1. Coursework

    Composed of 8 courses:  3 foreign language courses and five more high rigor courses.  (An additional 3 credits can also be   another foreign language.

2. Four Extracurricular Activities with an International Focus

     Examples include: French Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, International Club, UNICEF, etc.

3. 20 Hours of Community Service with an International Focus

     Examples include: Service projects with the above mentioned clubs, church mission trips,  tutoring ESL students, etc.

     The AHS Guidance Department maintains a running list under their website.

4. Senior Capstone Presentation (Not to be confused with the  AP Capstone presentation.)

     Presented after school in March to a panel of school staff presenting a student's personal and academic growth over their high school career as it relates to global issues.  AP Capstone students also do a Capstone presentation and a carefully chosen topic can provide for an  overlap in presentations.  Parents and family are invited to hear these presentation.

 

Please download the infographic under forms to learn more.

 

Community Service Opportunities with International Focus 

Two of the greatest challenges: life and soft skills

Many entering the workforce have no or little actual work experience

Ga Dept. of Labor: 69% of all first time hires lose their jobs because of a lack of soft skills

Two of the greatest challenges: life and soft skills

Many entering the workforce have no or little actual work experience

Ga Dept. of Labor: 69% of all first time hires lose their jobs because of a lack of soft skills