Diploma Program (DP)

The full DP Brochure can be downloaded from the pdf file below:  Philosophy.SchoolBrochure

The IB program is a rigorous program presenting students with challenging courses across six subject areas. Therefore, all teachers and all courses set high expectations that our diploma recipients have all met.  Here is a list of some of those requirements:

1. All students will take six IB-centered classes—3 higher level (240 hours of instruction) and 3 standard level (150 hours of instruction).  Our campus has selected English and history as two of the HL classes to coincide with state requirements.  Students and parents, in consultation with the IB Counselor and IB Coordinator, will select the third HL class, as well as the SL classes from our offered science, math, psychology, language B (Spanish and French) or arts classes.  The SL classes are just as rigorous as the HL classes, and most courses are taught over two years.  All courses are assessed in May  with IB examinations (papers):  the HLs in May of the senior year and the SLs in May of either the junior or senior year—depending on which SL class is taken.  These papers consist of 2 to 3 exams that students “sit” for in May.  All May papers are graded by examiners in various locations throughout the world.

2. During the HL/SL classes, students will have both external and internal assessments to complete for each course.  Each type of assessment for each course has its own requirements and specified deadline.  Specifics on the assessments for each course can be found in the publication "The Diploma Programme" below. 
3. Each student has requirements in the Theory of Knowledge class during their senior year:  a  TOK essay as well as a TOK oral presentation.                                                                                    

4. The students research and write their extended essay of 3000-4000 words, beginning the end of the junior year and due in the Fall of their senior year.  They will have a faculty mentor who will offer suggestions and assess the paper based on established deadlines.

5. Each student has a CAS program to complete during the two-year Diploma Programme.

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DP Exam Schedule

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