International Baccalaureate Programs


The International Baccalaureate—or "IB"—is an international education foundation best known for its series of educational programmes deigned for students in high school, primary school, and middle school. The IB is an alternative to the AP system, offering a diploma that is recognized by college admissions.

The IB diploma is a two-year program almost always taken as the final two years of high school. It is organized around six subject groups and three core requirements (an extended essay, coursework in the theory of knowledge, and CAS, which balances arts, athletics, and community service). The IB is graded on a scale of 1 to 7 in each of the six subject groups with 7 being equivalent to an A+. Three additional points can be awarded for theory of knowledge and the extended essay. This means the maximum possible point total is 45.

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