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Grades 10 - 12

Our Oberstufe (High School) consists of grades 10 – 12. Currently, 87 students visit the Oberstufe. In addition to the German graduation exam (Abitur), our students can obtain a Maryland High School Diploma. Students who are currently in 12th grade will be the first to graduate according to bilingual DIA-exam regulations at the end of the school year 2016/17 .

Each grade is split in two classes, with each having their own homeroom where most of the main subjects are taught. For the Second and Third Foreign Language, as well as Sciences, Art and Music, students are taught in different formations outside their homeroom. The 10th grade represents the introductory phase to the Oberstufe, where two out of the three Natural Sciences and two Foreign Language courses are mandatory. At the beginning of 10th grade, students can choose between Physics or Spanish as a Third Language. In 11th and 12th grade, students choose four classes from the combined courses of Natural Sciences and Foreign Languages, whereby one course from each field is mandatory. For more information, please see the following files available for download.

For further questions, please contact our High School Coordinator Rainer Tack, OStR, either by phone at 301.767.3803 or email at

> Schullaufbahn 10. bis 12. Klasse
> Overview of tests: Klausurenplan für 2016/2017, 2. Semester
> Regulations regarding students' absences: Schulversäumnisse in der Oberstufe
> For to be used in case of a student's absence: Entschuldigungsformular

> The "gymnasiale Oberstufe" at the DSW - Abitur 2018 (DIAP und RP) - Powerpoint as PDF
> Abitur 2019 (DIA) - Powerpoint of the informational event on January 14, 2016
> DIA: The German International Abitur (DIA) at the German School Washington D.C.


Lecture Series (Grades 10-12)

We welcome all members of the German School Community, including parents and other family members, to visit  our weekly lecture series.

Students of grade 10 through 12 are required to go to the weekly lecture series on Wednesdays from 8:10 - 8.55am:

> Speakers and Topics of the Lecture Series 2017/18



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