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International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB)

The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) is a coordinated course of study at the junior-senior level linking the humanities, sciences, mathematics, and languages.

Students work under the close supervision of teachers trained in IB techniques who work together to monitor the progress of students in the program. The IB program promises a unique handcrafted experience that will hone academic skills and raise awareness of both the history of ideas and their continuing evolution. The IB Diploma requires study of six IB subjects, a course in Theory of Knowledge, an extended essay, and extra-curricular time devoted to Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS). Students may instead opt to choose individual IB courses to receive certificates. Students enrolled in IB courses are required to take and pay for the corresponding assessments. IB assessments include completing a portfolio, a written paper, an oral presentation, a notebook, a project, or written exams. Failure to complete required IB assessments will result in a loss of weighted credit (from 1.0 to .666) and could result in a failing grade for the course. Students who plan to drop an IB course during the testing year must arrange to do so before January 15 to avoid exam fees.

IB Courses