To Earn an IB Diploma • Complete Extended Essay, TOK, CAS • Take six courses, and complete all IB Assessments • Grading scale 1-7, and is a combination of marks for external and internal assessments • Must accumulate 24 points total to receive the diploma
The IB Program at LHS Group 1 English (HL) Group 2 Spanish, German, French, Italian, Spanish B Spanish/Mandarin ab initio (SL) Group 3 History of the Americas (HL) 20th Century Topics (HL) Group 4 Biology (HL & SL) Chemistry (HL & SL) Design Tech (HL &SL) Physics (SL only) Environmental Systems & Societies (SL only) Group 5 Mathematical Studies (SL) Mathematics SL (SL) Group 6 Theater Arts (HL) Visual Arts (SL) Business & Management (SL) Any course from group 3 or 4
Diploma Requirements • Theory of Knowledge – TOK is a course unique to the IB program. It is mandatory for every student. Students are helped to consider how they know what they know and to develop habits of reflection in a deeper intellectual experience. TOK involves 100 hours of teaching time.
Diploma Requirements • The Extended Essay– IB Students are required to undertake an original research paper of 4,000 words maximum. This essay offers the students the opportunity to investigate a topic of special interest and become acquainted with the kind of independent research and writing skills expected at the university level.
Diploma Requirements • Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) CAS is a fundamental part of the IB program. The CAS requirements takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholastics. Each IB student is required to complete 150 hours of community service before they graduate.