FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How are the students’ grades and GPA computed ?

A: The grade points acquired for each subject are multiplied with the number of credits allocated for those subjects. To calculate the GPA, the product is then divided by the total number of credits.

The Grading key of the school which is given below indicates the letter grades and the grade points for the same.

Grading Key:

Letter Grade Point Grade Description Range of Scores
A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D+

D

D-

F

4.00

3.70

3.30

3.00

2.70

2.30

2.00

1.70

1.30

1.00

0.70

0.00

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

Fail

95-100

90-94

87-89

83-86

80-82

75-79

70-74

65-69

60-64

55-59

50-54

00-49

Q: What is the procedure for enrollment in high school (Grades 9-12) ?
A: To enroll in high school, students from international schools should get their previous schools’ transcripts approved by their Registrar in order to determine the number of credits that can be transferred. After the initial assessment of the transcripts, RAIS will then contact the parents and students for appointments to take the entrance test.
Q: What are the procedures for enrollment in Nursery to Grade 8 ?

A: The procedures are as follow:
For Nursery-K2:

  • Purchase an application form from the PR office and complete it.
  • Provide all documents required by the school.

For K3-Grade 8:

  • Purchase an application form from the PR office and complete it.
  • Provide all documents required by the school.
  • Receive an appointment card from the Registrar.
  • Take the entrance test during the appointed time.
  • Wait for the examination results, which will be communicated by the school.
Q: What curriculum is used at RAIS ?
A: RAIS has adapted the California Education Department Content Standards as its curriculum for Grades 1-12. Annually, the curriculum undergoes review and revision, keeping the standards and benchmarks in place, in order to meet the demands of ever changing knowledge in the field of education.
Q: When does the school open for enrollment? And how many terms are there in a school year?

A:

  • The school is open for enrollment January onwards.
  • There are two semesters in a school year. First semester begins in August, and the second semester begins in January.
Q: How many students are there in RAIS ?
A: There are approximately 700 students.
Q: How many grade levels are there in RAIS ?
A: RAIS offers classes from Nursery through Grade 12.
Q: Is RAIS fully accredited ?

A: Yes. RAIS is accredited, approved and recognized by the following organizations:

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA)
  • Office of Private Education Commission (OPEC)
  • International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT)
  • College Board (AP)
Q: What is WASC ?
A: WASC stands for Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The Accrediting Commission provides assistance to schools located in California, Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and East Asia.
Q: Can students graduating from Grade 12 (Mattayom 6) at RAIS take the Thai national entrance exam ?
A:No, it is not required of students graduating from an international school to take the Thai national entrance exam.
Q: Is Thai taught at RAIS ?
A: Yes, students at RAIS are required by the Ministry of Education to take Thai classes four periods a week.
Q: What external assessments does RAIS administer ?

A:
Advanced Placement (AP)
AP courses prepare students to take the external AP examination administered by the US- based College Board. Sufficiently high AP scores may earn a student advanced standing or university credit at many US colleges. AP scores come solely from the AP exams written in May.

International Schools Assessment (ISA)
International Schools Assessment (ISA) is an annual assessment program that has been specially developed to measure skills in mathematical literacy, reading and writing of students in international schools. It is designed and developed in Australia by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The ISA reports provide descriptive information about what students know and can do.

Online Science Assessment
focuses on scientific literacy, that is, whether students are able to use their knowledge of, and about science effectively to identify problems, acquire new knowledge, offer explanations, and draw evidence-based conclusions. The knowledge to be assessed has been selected from the major fields of physics, chemistry, biology, earth and space sciences with the aim of including situations of relevance to real-life, or that represent important scientific concepts or theories.

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