Baltimore City College is not just a high school; it's a college prep school. We have many programs, including the Middle-Years program (MYP), the Advanced Placement Program (AP), and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) or program. BCC has been a part of the IBO since 1998; it's a rigorous, demanding 2-year course that requires attention, time, lots of energy, and a lot of late nights. The AP program only lasts one year, however you can choose to take that course again if you wish (I believe). The MYP program is from grades 9-10, and then you can choose your preferred courses in the AP and IB programs; although neither of these is required, it is highly recommended in order to receive possible early college credits. There are many more pros about these programs, and each experience is different for each student; however, I've never heard anyone say they regret doing it. I've heard every excuse and complaint in the book, but no one has ever expressed regret. So although it's worth it, you have to be committed and you must put your best foot forward at all times no matter how hard your struggles in school or life might be, because if you slack at the end after working hard for those two years and lose those privileges, without that certificate or diploma you will feel lost. We are all very hard workers and we take our education very seriously.