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The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is an internationally recognized program of studies offered to highly motivated 11th and 12th grade students. This program provides the academic rigor, structure, and experiences for students looking for the highest degree of academic challenge. IB students are challenged to use their education to "create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect." (IBO Mission Statement)
The IB Diploma Program is a two-year program of studies across disciplines with multiple components. After completed the required IB classes and taking the IB exams, students will recieve an IB Diploma in addition to their Virginia high school diploma.
Students who do not want to do the entire IB program also have the option of earning an IB certificates in one or more subjects. Students earn an IB Certificate by completing one or more IB classes and assessments.
IB Diploma Requirements:
The International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva, Switzerland awards an IB Diploma to students who complete all of the above and perform successfully on the six external examinations. Students at Annandale High School are encouraged to participate in the full diploma program, but may select to take individual IB courses and earn an IB Certificate for those courses.
Annandale High School, in partnership with Holmes and Poe Middle Schools offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) to all students in grades six through ten. Within the MYP at Annandale, honors classes are available for highly motivated 9th and 10th grade students in the four core subject areas. These honors and pre-IB classes are designed to prepare students for the challenge of the IB Program in the 11th and 12th grades. These courses provide the academic rigor, structure and experiences for students preparing to participate in the IB program during junior and senior years.
Address comments and questions to AHS IB coordinator, Shirley.Campbell@fcps.edu .
Does the International Baccalaureate Programme Prepare Student for College? Results of an independent survey given to IB graduates from around the country. This survey showed how students benefited from participating in the IB program.
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