The International Studies (IS) program is the result of memoranda of understanding with the governments of France, Italy and Spain and is the only program of its kind in the United States. Students pursue world language studies in addition to an academic curriculum with an international focus that addresses rigorous standards of both United States and European Union educational systems. In addition to the study of core subject areas in English, students receive up to three hours of instruction in the modern language: French, Italian or Spanish. Students pursue studies in literature, history and geography taught in the modern language and are encouraged to work at the highest levels in Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. This program offers students the opportunity to receive dual recognition of their studies, a US high school diploma and the equivalent diploma from the European country.