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
are engaged in a well-rounded curriculum --second language, English, social
sciences, math and science.
who challenge themselves are better prepared for college.
become skilled in writing, critical reading and analysis, research and
develop an international perspective, a skill needed as a 21st century
develop the time management and organizational skills needed for college and
future work experiences.
become more self-confident about their ability to handle college level
materials and demands.
colleges are granting priority in admission and college credit for students
with an lB diploma or certificates.