All IB Diploma Program courses are taught and assessed to prepare students for success in college and beyond. The IB approach to teaching and learning is constantly evaluated, and each IB World School is re-accredited every five years, leading to a rigorous and always up-to-date curriculum.
To be eligible for the IB Diploma, each student is required to follow six IB courses, with one subject taken from each group in the curriculum model:
The Diploma Program consists of nine college-level classes that include (click each class for a subject brief):
- Language A (Literature): English Language + Literature (PM Course Description) (Dr. Emily Erken)
- IB Subject Brief: HL Language and Literature
- Language B (Language Acquisition): Spanish (Ms. Andrea Heile)
- IB Subject Brief: SL Spanish
- Mathematics: Mathematics: analysis and approaches (Mr. Kyle Nobbe)
- IB Subject Brief: SL Mathematics
- Experimental Science: Environmental Systems and Societies (Mr. Wade Barbour)
- IB Subject Brief: SL Biology
- Individuals and Societies: History of the Americas (Mr. Matthew Photides)
- IB Subject Brief: HL History
- The Arts: Visual Art (Mr. Joey Versoza)
- IB Subject Brief: HL Visual Art
All IB Diploma students must complete three courses at Higher Level (HL) and three courses at Standard Level (SL).
In addition, they must complete three IB Core Classes:
- Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
- IB Subject Brief: TOK
- Extended Essay
- IB Subject Brief: Extended Essay
- Creativity, Action and Service (CAS)
- IB Subject Brief: CAS
Each of the six group subjects is assessed both internally - with external moderation - and externally by examiners around the world and are graded on the IB 7-point scale.