College Credits, Understanding IB

College Credits, High School Classrooms: Understanding IB
Posted on 01/22/2019

Thinking of enrolling your child in IB? Now is a good time to learn the benefits of the program and to decide if this is the right fit for your student.

International Baccalaureate (IB) courses are part of the International Baccalaureate Programmes which include elementary, middle, and high school levels. These programs are part of Choice Programs and the application deadline for Choice Programs is Friday, January 25.

Students participating in any of the four IB programs develop the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills needed to live, learn, and work in a rapidly expanding global environment. IB graduates are accepted into universities throughout the world and are prepared for success in any of their chosen careers. Critical and creative thinking are developed through student-centered learning experiences in all academic disciplines and the arts. IB students also have the opportunity to learn an additional language.

Students report that their involvement with the IB Program has given them the tools needed to succeed at college. In particular, students point to their sense of preparedness, self-confidence, research skills, and ability to manage their time. More importantly, they have developed a better sense of the world around them and their responsibility to the planet.

IB is offered at the following schools:

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programmes:

International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programmes

 International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programmes:

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programmes:

More information about each programme can be found at

The School District of Palm Beach County