What are the advantages of enrolling in the IB Program?
Students report that their involvement with the IB Program has given them the tools needed to succeed at college. In particular, students comment on their sense of preparedness, their self-confidence, their research skills, and their ability to manage their time. Even more importantly, they have developed a sense of the world around them and their responsibility to it.
What does one accomplish in earning the IB Diploma?
Pride, and a credential that proves beyond argument that you rank among the very best in the world. Students who don’t earn the IB diploma are still eligible for college credit. However, students who earn the IB diploma receive more college credit than those who don’t.
How do you earn the IB diploma?
To earn the IB diploma, students must pass examinations in 6 subject areas, write an extended essay of some 4,000 words describing an independent research project, complete 8 learner outcomes with evidence of creative, activity, and service activities (CAS), and take part in a critical thinking class called Theory of Knowledge (TOK).
What's the difference between AP and IB?
Both AP and IB offer students opportunities for college credit. The difference between the two programs is that while students may choose to take individual AP courses in specific subject areas, IB students are enrolled in a holistic total program and must take six IB courses.
What is Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL)?
To earn the IB Diploma, a student will take exams in six different subject areas at the end of senior year. Three of these exams will be in courses that are “Higher Level” and three are courses that are “Standard Level”.
IB sounds like a lot of work!! Do IB students have a life?
While academic achievement, and therefore studying, is a priority, IB students enjoy a very rich social and extracurricular high school experience. IB students are represented in most sports, demonstrate they are school leaders on the Student Government, are active in school clubs, and participate in community activities. The CAS requirements also guarantee a very respectable level of non-academic involvement.