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.