1. What percentage of students who participate in the Diploma Program, successfully complete it and are awarded the diploma?
-On the average we have about 25-30 students begin the IB Diploma program, which includes all IB core classes, plus three additional requirements. Most will complete it - about 20 students. However, it is a school goal that all students take at least 1 IB class before they graduate. Last year, we ended with over 70% taking at least one IB class. The majority of the IB students take 3-5 IB classes. Our senior class size was about 250.
2. What is an example of a student’s class schedule for their Junior and Senior year?
If they are Full Diploma:
1. Theory of Knowledge (philosophy, required for Diploma)
2. IB Math (2 levels)
3. IB Bio
4. IB History
6. IB French or IB Spanish (2 levels)
7. IB Elective (Arts, Psychology or Chemistry)
(In addition to these classes, diploma students will write an Extended Essay and participate in CAS)
Students who are not DP will take a combination of any of the above courses.
What impact will a student's choice to pursue the DP have on college admissions?
The answer to this question depends greatly on the student’s performance in the DP and their post-secondary aspirations. Literally thousands of higher education institutions have published polices recognizing the DP—however, most also have minimum entry requirements. In some cases the courses students select while in the DP can have nearly as much impact as their overall performance.
However, evidence does show that DP students tend to go on to tertiary study at higher rates than their peers, are admitted more often to selective institutions, and tend to perform better in their post-secondary studies, including higher rates of post-secondary completion.
Why does my university/college not accept my IB credits/grade?
Each university has its own system of accepting a candidate, so please check with the university first before requesting your IB transcript.
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