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IB Programme  

Developing the leaders of the future.






Key Benefits


Diploma candidates are required to select one subject within each of six subject groups. Those groups include Language Al (usually English), Language B, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics, and Electives. At least three and not more than four are taken at the higher level (HL), the other courses at the standard level (SL). HL courses represent 240 teaching hours. SL courses cover 150 hours. This allows students to explore some subjects in depth and some more broadly over the two-year period. It also allows each student to individualize his/her schedule.


Achievement is assessed using international standards. lB test scores have no effect on the final grade in the course, only on the awarding of the separate lB diploma, Certificate or possible advanced standing in a college course.


We encourage all students planning on attending college to become involved in this program. The advantages to students involved in this program are


   students are engaged in a well-rounded curriculum --second language, English, social sciences, math and science.


   students who challenge themselves are better prepared for college.


   students become skilled in writing, critical reading and analysis, research and original thought.


   students develop an international perspective, a skill needed as a 21st century citizen.


   students develop the time management and organizational skills needed for college and future work experiences.


   students become more self-confident about their ability to handle college level materials and demands.


   many colleges are granting priority in admission and college credit for students with an lB diploma or certificates.





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Last modified: October 26, 2003