Grades 11 and 12 (DP)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)
Created in 1968, the IB Diploma Program is a two-year pre-university course of study that leads to the award of an IB Diploma. It is a truly international curriculum available to students in their last two years of high school, and it gives IB Diploma holders ac- cess to the world’s leading universities.
Although not an elite program, the IBDP does reward students who make a consistent effort over the two years of study. It is not only the content that is important but the process too. Students completing the IBDP are very well equipped for life at university.
While each component of the IBDP has specific aims and assessment objectives, the distinctive aims of the program as a whole are to:
- Provide an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education.
- Promote international understanding.
- Educate the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional, and social growth.
- Develop inquiry and thinking skills and the capacity to reflect upon and to evaluate actions critically.
Some students in grades 11 and 12 may choose to take one of their DP courses online. These courses extend the options available and provide an opportunity to learn in a truly global classroom, with teachers and classmates from other IB schools around the world. Online courses require a mature and self-directed approach to study.