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IB Programs


The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an internationally recognized educational program that fulfills the needs of students who place high expectations upon themselves. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at NCHS is a comprehensive, rigorous two-year curriculum for highly motivated students in grades 11 and 12, resulting in an internationally acclaimed high school diploma recognized by universities worldwide. IB students will be provided a balanced education facilitating and promoting international understanding and appreciation. Students completing the IB Diploma Program will have demonstrated a strong commitment to learning, and through this learning will acquire the skills and the discipline required to be successful in a highly competitive world.

The Diploma Program offers six subject groups and in addition requires three areas unique to IB (see below). To be eligible for an IB Diploma, candidates are required to choose one subject from each of the six groups. The Diploma candidate must also meet three additional requirements: the extended essay, the Theory of Knowledge course, and participation in extracurricular CAS – Creativity, Action, and Service program. Students wanting to be an IB diploma candidate should let their counselor know during registration. Students are encouraged to enter NCHS their freshman year (but may enter their sophomore year) to be prepared to enter the IB Diploma program in their junior year. It is recommended that incoming freshman and sophomores are in the following classes to be eligible for the junior/senior IB Diploma courses. Further questions can be answered in the IB office @ 233-1628.

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