Classes, Grades & Tutoring

Paul PCS employs a rigorous Common Core-aligned curriculum. This program is designed to equip students with the problem-solving skills necessary to thrive in a global society. Our science and social studies courses use the Mifflin Harcourt curriculum which includes in-class experiences and virtual simulations akin to expeditionary learning models or “learning by doing.” Beyond our core curriculum, PIHS provides both Advanced Placement and mandatory SAT preparation courses. We currently offer nine Advanced Placement courses including:

  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • AP US Government & Politics
  • AP Spanish Language & Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature & Culture
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP US History

Paul PCS’s electives include Constitutional Law, AP Spanish, Cultural Dance, African Drumming, Global Art, and more. Additional opportunities include an annual senior symposium, international art performances, student-led travel presentations, and international guest speakers. Scholars also participate in state oratorical competitions, speaking on important topics such as colorism,
extreme poverty, climate change and more.

Graduation Requirements Minimum 24 Credits and 100 Hours of Community Service!

  • 4 Math | 4 Science | 4 History | 4 ELA (English)
  • 2.5 Electives | 2 World Languages
  • 1 PE | 1 GCS
  • .5 Health | .5 Art | .5 Music

Grading at Paul International High School
Our students have seven blocks per day; each class is 55 minutes in length. All students begin the day with free breakfast and structured homeroom (updates, data review, skill building, etc.).

  • A = 100% – 90%
  • B = 89% – 80%
  • C = 79% – 70%
  • F = 69% (Anything below 70% is failing)

Paul’s Core College and Career Curriculum

  • ELA, Math (Algebra I & Geometry), Biology, World History 1 and 2
  • Electives: Health, P.E., Art, Dance, French & Spanish
  • Interventions: Read 180, Math 180, NTN Math, System 44
  • Honors Classes for 9th Grade & 10th Grade

 Morning, Transition and Dismissal

  • Homeroom: 8:00am – 8:15am
  • Transitions are 3 minutes in length
  • 9th grade lunch is 12:10-12:49PM (Lower Cafeteria)
  • 10th grade lunch is 12:10-12:49PM (Upper Cafe)
  • Dismissal begins at 3:40pm (staggered by floor)

Scholars must arrive by 8:00 am daily!

Attendance Policy

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Doors Open:  7:45am
  • Arrival by:  8:00am
  • Tardy by:  8:05am


  • Doors Open: 7:45am
  • Arrival by: 8:00am
  • Tardy by:  8:05am
  • Dismissal:  1:15pm

Welcome to 9th grade, Freshmen families!

Following Paul PCS middle school, scholars will matriculate to our “Cecile Middleton Ninth Grade Academy,” which introduces them to our college access programming. Ninth-grade students participate in the first of four Global Studies courses offered at PIHS. These courses prepare our scholars by developing their organizational and management skills and engaging them in the exploration of global issues that impact their communities.

Throughout the year, ninth-grade scholars are involved in community and relationship-building with their peers and engage in service-learning activities that promote their social and emotional growth. Scholars also learn critical research, writing, and speaking skills in preparation for a capstone project in their senior year. As a result of participation in the Cecile Middleton Ninth Grade Academy, students establish a strong foundation for critical thinking and writing that ensures their success in high school, college, and beyond.

The vision of the Lower Academy is to be the foundation for 9th & 10th grade scholars as they engage in learning and programming that preserve community, protect learning, and promote connectedness as a central component of Paul International High School, a Tier 1 performing school.  We invest in scholar and adult social emotional health in and out of the classroom environment.  We seek and deliver equitable learning opportunities that are inclusive of all learners and cultures.  We focus on extending and elevating the capacity of all stakeholders to be change makers now and in the future.