German School Graduates celebrate in Consulate
Enlarge image "Abitur" Celebration at the German Consulate (© GISSV)
Fourteen graduates of the German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) received their "Abiturzeugnis" at the Consulate on June 8. This has been the third year that students at GISSV were able to pass the "Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung" which is the German school-leaving certificate that allows the graduate to move directly to university. Graduates not only have the opportunity to enroll at a university in Germany, but they have also successfully applied to enter Stanford University as well as universities in the UC system.
The GISSV provides a German goverment-accredited elementary and secondary education which serves families of all nationalities who understand that a multilingual, multicultural education prepares children to become future leaders in the global marketplace. With campuses in Mountain View, Berkeley and San Francisco, GISSV quality education is available to the entire Bay Area Enlarge image "Abitur" Celebration at the German Consulate (© GISSV)
Currently, the GISSV has more than 400 enrolled students with graduates who qualify for both European and American Universities. Primary languages spoken at home by GISSV students include English, German, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Korean, and Chinese. The school offers an academically rigorous, bilingual program with quality instructors and small class sizes and is unique in that it is one of only five recognized German foreign schools in the United States and the only one offering a High School Diploma on the West Coast. Advantages of being accredited as a German school abroad include report cards recognized in Germany, accredited diplomas (Abitur and High School Diploma,) and ongoing support from the German government