IB Diplomma Programme
The Diploma Programme (DP): preparing students to and through college and life in a global society.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is a curriculum framework designed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) for students in the last two years of high school.
IB students graduating with the IB diploma are able to study at universities all around the world, often with advanced credit. Students report that their involvement with the IB has given them the tools needed to succeed at college. In par-ticular, students comment on their sense of preparedness, self-confidence, research skills and their ability to manage their time. Even more important, they have developed a sense of the world around them and their responsibility to it.
Diploma Programme students study six subjects (three at standard level and three at higher level) over two years and complete three additional requirements: the theory of knowledge (TOK), the extended essay and at least 150 hours of CAS - creativity, activity and service tasks outside of the classroom. In addition to these requirements, students must earn a minimum of 24 points out of a possible 45 points on the final assessments, which are externally marked and moderated by the ib, in order ot receive the Ib diploma.
The IB Diploma Programme: A broad and balanced education
Are You Ready for the World?
The world is an increasingly competitive place. Thanks to global communications, it’s also a much smaller place. Do you have what it takes to be competitive on a global scale? Are your course selections preparing you for admission to the most selective universities? Will you be able to graduate from college in 4 years? Are you poised to earn college credits now?
The IB Diploma program prepares students for global citizenship and global competition. Diploma students are twice as likely to be admitted to the most selective colleges and universities as non-Diploma students. They also graduate in 4 years from college at twice the rate of non-Diploma students.