To graduate from Liger Leadership Academy, students must receive 30 credits. Each credit is 150 hours of work and the average number of credits per year is eight. Students must achieve at least 65% on all learning experiences to earn a credit. The graduation credit requirements are broken by area of study and include language arts, Khmer literacy, mathematics, science, technology/ engineering, entrepreneurship/ economics, social science, PE/health, creative arts, and electives.
In addition to coursework, students must:
- complete at least one Liger approved internship
- produce an approved digital portfolio at the end of each year
- achieve an approved level of the Liger Leadership Competencies and Core Values characteristics
- complete a project during their final year demonstrating how they have or want to impact Cambodia
Liger graduates will receive the equivalent of high school diplomas – the International Diploma (ID), National Diploma (ND) or Business Diploma (BD) – recognized by the Cambodian Ministry of Education.
In November 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding between Liger Leadership Academy and the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport of Cambodia granted students who achieve Liger’s International or National Diplomas direct access to Cambodia universities without having to sit the mandatory national grade 12 exam.
Liger’s first class will graduate in June 2020.