"The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically."
The design of the IB Diploma Program is represented by a circular model with core program requirements and the student at the very center. Students must successfully complete one course in each of six subject areas (three at the Standard Level and three at the Higher Level) and all components of the core in order to be eligible to earn the IB Diploma.
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Central High school has been authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the Diploma Program since 1998. The program offers a rigorous, pre-university curriculum for juniors and seniors. Students at Central High School take a specific plan of honors courses during the freshman and sophomore years to prepare for and meet prerequisites of the Diploma Program.
To earn the IB Diploma, a prestigious international certification, a student must take courses and pass assessments in six IB subject areas and successfully complete all requirements of the Diploma Program core.
Diploma Program Subjects at CHS:
- Studies in Language and Literature: Literature in English
- Language Acquisition: Spanish or French
- Individuals and Societies: History, Psychology, or Environmental Systems & Societies
- Experimental Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, or Environmental Systems & Societies
- Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches, or Applications and Interpretation
- The Arts: Visual Art, Film, Theatre, Music, or elective subject from groups 1-5
CAS - approximately 150 hours of volunteer and extra-curricular activities
TOK - a study of knowledge issues that makes connections between academic disciplines and encourages students examine how they know what they know
Extended Essay - an original 4,000-word research paper
For more information about the IB Diploma Program, visit the International Baccalaureate's website.