|INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE(IB Diploma Program)
The IB Diploma program is a curriculum designed to prepare students at the collegiate level. Students who chose this program will take classes appropriate for the curriculum for two years, then take a test and be accepted.
For the two years, students will take 3 high level classes, and 3 standard level classes. The program is similar to the American AP program and to England's A level class. Students will receive a grade from 1-7. Universities will select students based on their level and standard, but many universities all over the world accept students who have finished the IB program. This program is a preparation for the college level classes.
Students applying to the IB program will select 1 of the 6 groups.
Group 1 Studies in Languages and Literature, in English or a home language.
Group 2 Language Acquisition, English, French, German, Spanish.
Group 3 Individuals and Societies, Economics, Psychology.
Group 4 Sciences, Environmental Systems and Societies, Chemistry.
Group 5 Mathematics
Group 6 Visual Arts, or students can choose a second subject from another group.
All classes are centered around essay writing, theoretical studying, creativity, extracurricular activities, and community service.
Example of one possible class structure.
Group 1 – Language & Literature
•IB English Language and Literature HL/SL
•IB Language A, self-taught and school supported, in own language (if approved)
Group 2 – Language Acquisition
•IB Spanish SL/ab initio*
•IB French ab initio*
•IB German ab initio*
*Ab Initio: no prior knowledge or study required.
Group 3 – Individuals and Societies, Economics, Psychology
•IB Economics HL/SL
•IB Psychology HL/SL
Group 4 – Sciences, Environmental Systems and Societies, Chemistry
•IB Chemistry HL/SL
•IB Environmental Systems SL
Group 5 – Mathematics
•IB Math HL/SL
•IB Math Studies SL
Group 6 – Visual Arts
•IB Visual Arts SL
More courses may open to students requests.