International Baccalaureate®

The International Baccalaureate® program offers rigorous educational options to students ages 3 to 19. The program aims to develop inquiring and knowledgeable young people. By taking International Baccalaureate® courses, students can earn college credit while still in high school.

The International Baccalaureate® works in four areas:

  • Development of curriculum
  • Assessment of students
  • Training and professional development of students
  • Authorization and evaluation of schools

Students must enroll in a full-time International Baccalaureate® program with six courses that include language arts, math, social sciences, experimental sciences and foreign language. Students that score a 4 or higher on a scale of 1 to 7 on the standardized end-of-course exams earn college credit.

The new cohort graduation index recognizes an IB® exam score of 4 or higher as the highest level of achievement earned by a cohort graduate. Each student with at least one IB® exam score of 4 or higher will earn the maximum 150 points toward the graduation index. Students who take an IB® course and earn a 1, 2, or 3 on an IB® exam will receive 110 points toward the graduation index.

Programs are developed by International Baccalaureate®, a not-for-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the students.

2016 International Baccalaureate® Fee Reimbursement Program 

To encourage and enrich growth of IB Programs statewide, the Louisiana Department of Education is now accepting applications for 2016 IB exam fee reimbursement. Funds are limited and will be available until they are completely allocated.

  • Click here to apply for 2016 IB Exam Fee Reimbursement

Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 26, 2016.

A webinar providing information on the 2016 IB® fee reimbursement program will be provided.

Participants are encouraged to participate in one of the webinars scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, February 2 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 16 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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