International Skills Diploma

  • An opportunity to prepare Fayette County High School students for a global economy.

    “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” (

    What are the requirements for the International Skills Diploma Seal?

    • Coursework in the following areas
      • at least three credits in the same world language and/or ESOL
      • International Focus Courses
        • at least four credits in courses determined to have an international focus, such as international economics, world/non—U.S. history, world geography, etc. View the list in the slide presentation below.
    • 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.