International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) Overview
The IB Diploma Programme is a comprehensive two-year course of study during the junior and senior year. The vision of the IB Diploma Programme is that students share a well-rounded academic experience that emphasizes critical thinking, intercultural understanding and exposure to a variety of points of view. IB is a demanding college-level course of study that leads to examinations and potentially college credit.
The IB Diploma Programme is ideally suited for a highly motivated student who enjoys pondering the question, Why? While many rigorous courses accelerate students through a curriculum, IB courses move at a different pace that encourages in-depth research, inquiry, analysis, critical thinking and connections across all curriculum areas. The well-rounded curriculum requires students to deal with their weaknesses in subject areas as well as their strengths. Traditional accelerated programs allow students to avoid vulnerable areas. In IB, students are forced to address them.
The IB Diploma Programme provides a deep, thought-provoking program of study in six areas combined with the IB Programme core elements. The strengths of the program are its academic rigor and well-rounded traditional liberal arts curriculum enhanced with an extended essay, inquiry into the theory of knowledge, research, creativity, action and service. For over 30 years, the IB Organization has shown that its students are well prepared for university work.
THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME CORE
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE IB DIPLOMA
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL IB DIPLOMA MEDALLION
IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME ASSESSMENT HIGHLIGHTS
SAMPLE SCHEDULE JUNIOR YEAR
Period 3: Global Politics SL/HL
Period 5: Visual Arts SL/HL
Period 6: English Language and Literature SL/HL
Period 7: Environmental Systems and Societies SL
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