School and Community
Kwajalein High School is located on a secure Army installation dedicated to supporting the missions of the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) on Kwajalein Island in the Marshall Islands. The school is a private institution operated by Kwajalein Range Services (KRS), a logistics and engineering support contractor with the SMDC.
The school is accredited by the North Central Association/Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA/CASI). Curriculum is designed to equip students to become life-long learners, effective problem-solvers, responsible citizens, and caring contributors to humankind.
Approximately 100 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, and the U.S Army. Most parents have professional and technical backgrounds.
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 - 0.5credit
Health/Physical Education - 2 credits
Electives - 9.5 credits.
Most students exceed the 24-credit graduation requirement. There are seven 47-minute class periods per day with 180 student contact days in the school calendar.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in Calculus, Statistics, English Literature, and English Language.
Kwajalein High School uses a 4.0 grading scale. The lowest passing percentage is 60%. All completed courses (with the exception of any high school courses taken in 8th grade) where a letter grade of A through F is given are used in computing a student's GPA. One additional quality point is added to the GPA calculation for grades received for AP courses. The school is on a semester system with the first semester ending in January and the second semester ending the first week of June.
The staff consists of a full-time principal and school counselor and the equivalent of 17 full-time teachers.
The classroom student-teacher ratio is approximately 10-1.
Most full-time faculty members have Master’s Degrees.
In recent years our graduates have been accepted at
|Cal Tech||Northwestern||University of Colorado at Boulder|
|Carnegie Mellon University||Notre Dame University||University of Denver|
|Chapman University||Penn State||University of Michigan|
|Claremont-McKenna College||Pepperdine||University of Minnesota|
|Clemson||Princeton||University of Texas - Austin|
|DePaul||Purdue||University of Wisconsin - Madison|
|Drew University||Rice||US Air Force Academy|
|Drexel University||St. John’s University||US Coast Guard Academy|
|Georgia Tech||St. Olaf College||Vanderbilt|
|Harvard||Texas A & M||Virginia Tech|
|Harvey Mudd College||UC -Santa Cruz||Wake Forest|