International Skills Diploma

International Skills Diploma Seal
The Workplace Ready Seal for the 21st Century

In today’s global marketplace, it is important for students to acquire the interdisciplinary skills they need to be globally competent and competitive. The International Skills Diploma Seal is awarded to graduating high school students who complete an international education curriculum and engage in extracurricular activities and experiences that foster the achievement of global competencies. It is a signal to employers and higher education institutions that a student is prepared to participate in the global economy.

Georgia Dept of Education ISDS Description
ISDS State Brochure


World Languages

  • At least three credits in the same world language and/or ESOL

International Focus

  • At least four credits in courses determined to have an international focus, such as international economics, world/non-US history, world geography, etc.
  • At least four extracurricular activities and experiences with global themes and/or in global contexts (e.g., exchange programs, international and language clubs, travel abroad)
  • Twenty hours of community service involving a global/cross-cultural public service project
  • Capstone presentation on the knowledge gained in the courses and activities listed above

Applications are taken in January of the senior year.  Students should choose their courses carefully to make certain they have enough of the ISDS courses necessary to complete this seal.  Courses at AHS that qualify:
AP Human Geography
AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics
AP English Literature
Economics, Business & Free Enterprise
AP Art History
10th Grade Literature
Banking, Investing & Insurance 
AP American Government
Communicative Studies 1
Communicative Studies 2
Environmental Science

Contact for Seal Applications: [email protected]
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