IB Diploma Program (DP)
IB Diploma Program
Coordinator: Jennifer Kresse-Rodriguez
IB Diploma Office Phone: (703) 824-3945
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) is a challenging two-year curriculum that begins in the student's junior year of high school. The curriculum contains six subject groups in which three subjects are studied at higher level (HL) and the remaining three subjects are studied at standard level (SL). Combined with the subject areas, the student must also complete three other components in order to receive the IB Diploma: Extended Essay; Theory of Knowledge (ToK), and Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS).
Students are assessed both internally and externally. Internal assessments are conducted by the IB teachers at Stuart through the use of oral exercises, projects, student portfolios, class presentations, practical laboratory work, mathematical investigations, and artistic performances. External assessments are conducted by IB Examiners throughout the world through the use of the extended essays and essays for Theory of Knowledge.
The IB Diploma Programme is widely recognized by many of the world's leading universities. The IB Organization holds a database containing contact details of universities around the world together with up-to-date information about their requirements for admission.