The International Baccalaureate (IB) is considered to be the
most challenging and interesting pre-university curriculum in existence
today. Its general objectives are
to provide students with a balanced education,
to facilitate geographic and cultural mobility, and
to promote international understanding.
Unlike Advanced Placement courses, the IB curriculum places emphasis
on an integrated rigorous curriculum, training students to think critically
about learning and teaching them to strive for excellence in all academic
areas. Since its founding in 1963, the IB Program has grown dramatically
and become an international symbol of academic integrity and intellectual
promise. Based in Geneva, Switzerland and Cardiff, Wales, IB brings an
international perspective to course study. There are 1189 member schools in
101 countries throughout the world.
SDHS, the IB program is a comprehensive and rigorous two-year curriculum with
classes open to all students. Many classes have a 25 to 1 student/teacher
ratio and offer a course of study that is comparable to the first year of
IB Diploma Requirements
in all 6 subject areas
Mathematics, Science, Second Language, History or Economics, Elective (Visual
Arts, Theatre Arts, 2nd Science, 3rd Language)
§ Takes 3
or 4 of the tests at Higher Level; 2 or 3 at Standard Level
total of 24 points
completion of 3 additional requirements:
of Knowledge (ToK) course and ToK paper
in CAS (Creativity, Action, Service)
150 hours (minimum) of extra-curricular, community service activities over a
2 year period.
DUE APRIL 1st!!!
IB Diploma Coordinator
Located in Room 350Q, in the back of the library.
information on IB, visit the official IB website.