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International Baccalaureate

What is the IB Diploma Program?

The IB Diploma Program is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The program is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

The Curriculum

IB Diploma Program students study six courses at higher level or standard level. Students must choose one subject from each of the groups, 1 to 5, thus ensuring breadth of experience in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences, and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose another subject from groups 1 through 5.

In addition, the program has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding.

The Extended Essay is a requirement for students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying.

Theory of Knowledge is a course designed to encourage each student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language and reason) and different kings of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical.)

Creativity, Action, Service requires that students actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom. Students can combine all three components or do activities related to each one of them separately.

2018 IB Candidates

 

L to R – Catherine Welliver, Courtney Holder

Preparation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma

Proposed Courses of Study for 9th-10th grade

9th Grade

  • English 9 Honors
  • World Language
    • Spanish
    • French
    • German
    • Latin I or II
  • Math
    • Algebra II (H)
    • Geometry(H)
    • Algebra I (H)
  • Biology I Honors
  • Social Studies
    • AP Human Geography
    • AP World History
    • US Presidency
  • Elective
    • Computer Programming I
    • Music/Art/Theater
  • Career Info
  • PE I

10th Grade

  • English 10 Honors
  • World Language
    • Spanish
    • French
    • German
    • Latin I or II
  • Math
    • Pre-Calculus (IVT)
    • Algebra II (H)
  • Chemistry I Honors
  • Social Studies
    • Gov’t/Econ
    • AP Gov’t/AP Econ
  • Elective
    • Music/Art/Theater
    • Computer Programming I/II
    • Anatomy
    • AP Physics I
  • Health
  • PE II

11th Grade

  • Group 1: IB Language A Literature HL
  • Group 2: World Language B
    • Spanish III, French III, German III or Latin III
  • Group 3:
    • IB History of the Americas HL
    • IB Psychology HL
  • Group 4:
    • IB Biology HL
    • IB Environmental Systems & Societies SL
    • IB Sports, Exercise, and Health SL
  • Group 5:
    • AP Calculus
    • Pre-Calculus
    • IB Mathematics SL
  • Group 6:
    • Advanced Choir/Orchestra/Band
    • AP Art History
    • Theater Arts History
  • Core: Elective/Theory of Knowledge
  • Sports, Exercise, & Health SL

12th Grade

  • Group 1: IB Language A Literature HL
  • Group 2: IB World Language B SL Level IV
  • Group 3:
    • IB History of the Americas HL
    • IB Psychology HL
  • Group 4:
    • IB Biology HL
    • IB Sports, Exercise, and Health SL
    • IB Environmental Systems & Societies SL
  • Group 5:
    • IB Mathematics SL
  • Group 6:
    • IB Music SL
    • IB Visual Arts SL
    • IB Theater SL
  • Core: Theory of Knowledge/Elective
  • Sports, Exercise, & Health SL


An IB Diploma requires a student to take 3 HL courses; special permission must be obtained to take 4 HL courses.

Students who do not take a Group 6 course must select another course from Groups 3 or 4.

Over the course of the two-year program, students:

  • Study six subjects chosen from the six subject groups
  • Complete an Extended Essay
  • Follow a Theory of Knowledge course (TOK)
  • Participate in Creativity, Action, Service (CAS).

IB Diploma Candidates Class of 2016

Vist the NAHS IB Website

2016 IB Exam Schedule:

May 2

  • Eng. A Literature HL #1          9:00 am

May 3

  • Eng. A Literature HL #2          9:00 am

May 4

  • Biology HL #1                             7:30 am
  • Biology HL #2                            9:00 am

May 5

  • Biology HL #3                            1:00 pm

May 6

  • Physics SL #1                             8:00 am
  • Physics SL #2                             9:30 am
  • History HL #1                             12:30 pm

May 9

  • Physics SL #3                             9:30 am
  • History HL #2                           12:30 pm

May 10

  • Spanish ab SL #1                      9:00 am
  • Mathematics SL #1                   12:30 pm

May 11

  • Mathematics SL #2                   9:00 am
  • Spanish ab SL #2                       1:00 pm

May 12

  • History HL #3                             12:00 pm

May 18

  • Envirn. Sys. SL #1                      9:00 am

May 20

  • Envirn. Sys. SL #2                     12:00 pm

Normally:

  • Three of the six subjects are studied at higher level (Courses representing 240 teaching hours)
  • The remaining three subjects are studied at standard level (Courses representing 150 teaching hours)

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IB Contact @ NAHS: John Buerger at jbuerger@nafcs.k12.in.us or 812-542-2138
Visit ibo.org for complete program information.