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Grades 10 - 12

Our Oberstufe consists of grades 10 – 12. In addition to the German graduation exam (Abitur), our students obtain a U.S. High School Diploma.

Each grade is split in two classes, with each having their own homeroom where most of the main subjects are taught. For the Second and Third Foreign Language, as well as Sciences, Art and Music, students are taught in different formations outside their homeroom. The 10th grade represents the introductory phase to the Oberstufe, where two out of the three Natural Sciences and two Foreign Language courses are mandatory. At the beginning of 10th grade, students can choose between Physics or Spanish as a Third Language. In 11th and 12th grade, students choose four classes from the combined courses of Natural Sciences and Foreign Languages, whereby one course from each field is mandatory. For more information, please see the following files available for download.

For further questions, please contact our High School Coordinator Rainer Tack, OStR, either by phone at 301.767.3803 or email at

> Overview of tests: Klausurenplan - Exam Schedule 2020/21 - 1st semester

> FOR PARENTS - Overview of Abitur timetable - will be posted here
> Schullaufbahn 10. bis 12. Klasse
> Regulations regarding students' absences: Schulversäumnisse in der Oberstufe
> To be used in case of a student's absence: Entschuldigungsformular

> The German International Abitur (DIA)

> Example Topics for the 5th Exam in DIA

> DIA: The German International Abitur (DIA) at the German International School Washington D.C.


Lecture Series (Grades 10-12)

We welcome all members of the German International School Community, including parents and other family members, to visit  our weekly lecture series.

Students of grade 10 through 12 are required to go to the weekly lecture series on Wednesdays from 8:10 - 8.55am:

> Speakers and Topics of the Lecture Series 2019/20



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