IB Diploma Programme (11–12)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Grades 11–12)
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced program of education that prepares Grades 11 and 12 students for effective participation in a rapidly globalizing world and for postsecondary success in college and career. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. Students study at least two languages and increase understanding of diverse cultures. Due to its rigorous nature, preparation for the IB program is offered through the IB Middle Years curricula in the 9th and 10th grades or through other accelerated curricula. The IB diploma is recognized internationally and leads to advanced standing in universities throughout the world. The IB Diploma Programme framework includes required courses within six subject groups: 1) Studies in Language and Literature, 2) Language Acquisition, 3) Individuals and Societies, 4) Experimental Sciences, 5) Mathematics and Computer Science, and 6) Arts. Schools can tailor the course sequences to meet each school’s focus. Courses offered to International Baccalaureate high school students can be accessed on the link for each school below.

Requirements: 3.0 Academic GPA. Algebra I or Algebra I Honors are recommended. It is also recommended to have Spanish, French, or Chinese for high school credit.

Leads to: International Baccalaureate Diploma

High Schools Offering the IB Diploma Programme:
Atlantic Community High (IB Pathways; Coordinator: David Youngman) Course Sequence
Forest Hill Community High (Coordinator: Alexa Kokotoff) Course Sequence
Pahokee High (Coordinator: Perdy San) Course Sequence
Royal Palm Beach Community High (Coordinator: Laurie Cotton) Course Sequence
Suncoast High (Coordinator: Maria Edgar) Course Sequence
William T. Dwyer High (Coordinator: Susan Mulligan) Course Sequence

IB Career-related Programme (CP) for High School Students
The IB CP is a framework of international education that incorporates the values of the IB into a unique programme addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education. The programme leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

High Schools Offering the IB Career-related Programme:
Atlantic Community High (Coordinator: Carlos Acosta) Course Sequence
Forest Hill Community High (Coordinator: Saara Saarela-Vening)
Suncoast High (Coordinator: Kevin Oates)
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