DIPLOMA PROGRAM

The International Baccalaureate Program is a small learning community that provides highly motivated students an opportunity to pursue a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum based on a global perspective. The academy offers an internationally recognized course of study that is designed to prepare students for the university experience. The IB Diploma Program at WMST PCHS begins in Grade 11.

More information about the IB program can be found at www.ibo.org.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

IB Coordinator:

Mr. Karanja Patterson

Telephone: 202.636.8011

Email: Kpatterson@wmstpchs.net

 
IB Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a two year course of study that gives students the opportunity to take college-level classes and earn college credits while still in high school. This rigorous program begins with two years of preparatory work in grades 9 and 10 to give students necessary critical thinking skills. Students in the IB Academy participate in enrichment programs both in and out of school that help to make them well-rounded, independent, and knowledgeable about the world around them.

Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) Resources

Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) is a requirement for all students in the IB Diploma program. Students can begin completing CAS hours the summer before their junior year, and have junior and senior year to complete between 100-150 hours. For more information on CAS requirements and to get approval for activities, please see Mr. Krug in room U117.

In order to obtain an IB Diploma, students must successfully complete one course from each of 5 groups (Language A1[Literature], Other Language, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science), an extended essay, a course entitled Theory of Knowledge and a requisite number of Creativity, Action and Service hours.

 Upon successful completion of the program students can earn a year’s worth of college credit.

 IB Pathway

9th grade

10th grade

11th grade

12th grade

English

Honors American Literature I

English

Honors World Literature I

English

IB English I

English

IB English II

Mathematics

Honors Algebra I

Or

Geometry

Mathematics

Geometry*Honors

Or

Algebra II

Mathematics

IB Math I

Or

IB Math Studies I

Mathematics

IB Math II

Or

IB Math Studies II

Social Studies

World History/World Geography I

Social Studies

World History/World Geography II

Social Studies

IB History of the Americas

(HOA) I

Social Studies

IB History of the Americas

(HOA) II

Science

Honors Biology

Science

Honors Chemistry

Science

IB Biology I

 

Science

IB Biology II

Foreign Language

Spanish I

And/ Or

Spanish II

Foreign Language

Spanish III

Foreign Language

IB Spanish I

Foreign Language

IB Spanish II

Other Required Course Work

Computer Foundations

And

AVID Elective

And

Health & PE

The Arts

Art/Music

IB Technology

IB ITGS I

IB Technology

IB ITGS II

Other Required Course Work

AVID Elective

 

Other Required Course Work

Health Careers

Or

Alternative to Violence

And

Theory of Knowledge

(TOK)I

And

AVID Elective

Other Required Course Work

Theory of Knowledge

(TOK) II

And

Creativity, action, service

(CAS)

And

AVID Elective

And

Senior Seminar

/Senior Science Project