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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How are the students grades and GPA computed?

A: The grade points acquired for each subject are multiplied with the number of credits allocated for those subjects. To calculate the GPA, the product is then divided by the total number of credits.

The Grading key of the school which is given below indicates the letter grades and the gradepoints for the same.
Grading Key:

A+

4.00

97.50-100.00

A

4.00

93.50-96.49

A-

3.70

90.50-92.49

B+

3.30

87.50-89.49

B

3.00

83.50-86.49

B-

2.70

80.50-82.49

C+

2.30

75.50-79.49

C

2.00

70.50-74.49

C-

1.70

65.50-69.49

D+

1.30

60.50-64.49

D

1.00

55.50-59.49

F

0.00

0.00-54.49

 
 

Q: What is the procedure for enrollment in high-school? (Grades 9-12)

A: To enroll in high-school, students from other international schools should get their previous school transcripts approved by the Registrar in order to determine the number of credits that can be transferred. After the initial assessment of the transcripts, the Registrar will then contact the parents and students for appointments for personal interviews and/or to take the entrance exams.

 

Q: What are the qualifications and procedure for enrollment in Kindergarten to 8th Grade?

A: Do the following:

a. Complete the application form.
b. Provide all documents required by the school.
c. Be available for a personal interview and/or written entrance examination

 

Q: What curriculum is used at SJMIS?

A: All students at SJMIS have access to and participate in, systematic, relevant and standards-based curriculum. The California standards are used to guide the bench marks of the school's curriculum which promotes the Thai culture and its environment.

 

Q: When does the school open for enrollment and how many terms are there in a school year?

A: The school is open for enrollment throughout the whole year. There are two semesters (4 quarters) in a school year. The first semester begins in August, and the second semester begins in January.

Q: How many students are there in SJMIS?

A: There are a little over 650 students.

 

Q: How many students are there in a classroom?

A:15 students in Kindergarten classrooms. Kindergarten classes also have 1 or 2 teacher assistants. 23 students on average in the other classrooms

 

Q: What is the cost for registration?

A: There is no registration fee at the moment.

 

Q: How much are the school tuition fees?

A: School fees range from 42,000 to 80,000 Baht per semester, depending on the grade level. (see the fees section in Admission )

 

Q: How many grade levels are there in SJMIS?

A: We have Pre-K (2.5 year old) up to Grade 12 or Matthayom 6.

 

Q: Is SJMIS fully accredited?

A: Apart from a legal granting to operate the school by the Ministry of Education and a member of International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT) SJMIS has been granted full accreditation from WASC in 2008 and is accredited up to the year 2014..

 

Q: What is WASC?

A: WASC stands for Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the UnitedStates. The Accrediting Commission provides assistance to schools located in California,Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and South East Asia.

 

Q: Can students graduating from Grade 12 (Mattayom 6) at SJMIS take the Thai national entrance exam?

A: Yes, they can request for a special transcript from the Registrar before applying for the Thai national entrance exam.

 

Q: Is Thai taught at SJMIS?

A: As specified by the Ministry of Education, all students are required to take a minimum number of Thai periods a week.