Kwajalein Junior-Senior High School
APO AP 96555
Stephen D. Howell, Principal
James P. Bowers, Counselor
School and Community - Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School is located on the Kwajalein
Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The school is a private institution operated by Kwajalein Range Services
(KRS), a logistics and engineering support contractor with the U.S. Army Systems Defense Command. The school is accredited
by the North Central Association (NCA). Curriculum is designed to equip students to become life-long learners, effective problem-solvers,
responsible citizens, and caring contributors to humankind.
Approximately 160 students
are enrolled in grades 7-12. Most are dependents of U.S civilian and U.S. military personnel working on the island. Many private companies and government entities participate in supporting
school operations including: MIT/Lincoln Laboratory, KRS, Boeing, NASA, the U.S Army and the FAA. Most parents have professional and technical backgrounds.
Academic Program - The four-year college-preparatory
curriculum requires the following course minimums for graduation: English - 4 credits, Social Studies - 4 credits, Mathematics
- 2 credits, Laboratory Science - 2 credits, Computer Science - ½ credit, Health/Physical Education - 2 credits, and Electives
- 9½ credits. Most students exceed the 24-credit graduation requirement. There are seven 47-minute class periods per day with
180 days in the school calendar.
Advanced Placement courses
are offered in Calculus, Statistics, Biology, English and Computer Programming.
Please see reverse side
for the Average SAT scores for Kwajalein High School College-Bound Seniors.
Grading - Kwajalein Jr./Sr.
High School uses a non-weighted 4.0 grading scale. A grade of A+ or A equals 4.0, a B equals 3.0,
and so forth. The lowest passing percentage is 60%. All completed courses, where a letter grade of A through F is given, are
used in computing a student's GPA. The school is on a semester system with the
first semester ending in December and the second semester ending the first week of June.
Faculty - The staff is composed of a full-time principal and counselor, and the
equivalent of 20 full-time teachers, and 1 Special Education teacher. The student-teacher ratio is approximately 10-1. Most
of the full-time faculty members have Master’s Degrees.
Placement - In the fall of 2005, 85% of Kwajalein High School’s 2005 graduates entered a four-year university or college, with
the remainder of graduates entering a Technical or Community College system. In the recent past, our graduates have been accepted
at Union College, the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, the University of Texas – Austin, Notre Dame
University, St. John’s University, University of California at San Diego, Santa Barbara, Irvine and Berkeley, New England
College, USAF Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Texas A &
M, Williams College, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Harvey Mudd College, and Webb Institute.
Curricular Opportunities - Concert Choir, Drama Club,
School Band, School Newspaper, Yearbook, National Honor Society (NHS), and the Student Government Association (SGA) are some
of the school sponsored activities offered at Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School.
The Marshall Islands Club is also an effective student organization that works to bridge relationships between Kwajalein School students and the Marshallese citizens of the neighboring island of Ebeye.
In general, our students are well traveled. The
staff and students take pride in being globally aware and experienced in other cultures. The particular requirements of remote
island living have prepared Kwajalein students to be to be self-reliant.