Dear prospective Paul International High School families:
We want to extend to you and your household a very warm welcome to Paul Public Charter School’s Paul International High School (PIHS). The high school years are an exciting time when teens embark upon new adventures in the world of learning and building their larger identities. Each year of high school, Paul will provide important transitions and the acquisition of new skills that will enhance each scholar’s ability to apply learning in many ways. Paul International High School is committed to providing a challenging and rigorous curriculum that helps each student progress at a developmentally appropriate rate and provides a safe environment for all.
PIHS prepares students to enter and succeed in college and life in a global society with a rigorous college-prep and post-secondary career program. PIHS has a proven track record indicated by our college acceptances, as well as college matriculation and persistence rates.
PIHS Scholars are prepared daily for college with a grade-specific college access programs; they have the opportunity to grapple early with the complexities of college-level work through their engagement in our Advanced Placement course offerings which include AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP US Government & Politics, AP Spanish Language & Culture,
AP Studio Art, AP Seminar, AP Research, AP Spanish Literature, AP Environmental Science and AP US History. Scholars are also eligible to receive an AP Capstone Diploma upon the passing of AP Seminar, AP Research and 4 additional AP exams.
Scholars participate in dual enrollment opportunities in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia and at top-tier universities across the country through the OSSE Scholars program. PIHS employs a “wholistic” approach to developing its scholars by offering comprehensive fine and performing arts courses, French and Spanish courses (through advanced levels), and more. In the coming years, eligible students are invited to explore the world through travel by participating in Paul PCS’s International Travel and Study Abroad program when it is safe to relaunch.
At Paul, we believe that it is our responsibility to maintain and continue to build a supportive and collaborative spirit at our school. Together as a school community, we will build on the traditions of the past and meet the challenges of the future in innovative and exciting ways. Familiarize yourself with the Paul Way by tuning into our PIHS videos below:
- The Paul PCS Youtube page
- Catch-up with a PPCS Alumni
- Dean’s Corner at PPCS – Understanding Paul’s School Culture