What is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme?

The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

What is an IB Diploma, and what are the benefits to a student in earning one?

The IB Diploma is an internationally recognized diploma that is awarded to students who successfully complete the program. The IB Diploma is earned in addition to a student’s high school diploma. Benefits include acceptance to university, earned college credit, and scholarship opportunities. Research also shows that students who participate in the IB Diploma programme are more likely to receive a bachelor’s degree within 4 years than the US national average (68% versus 36%-38%). 

Will I/my child have an opportunity to earn certifications?

Yes. Students who are enrolled in a course offering certifications will still have the opportunity to earn a certification for that course. 

What if I have additional questions about the campus?

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are intended to provide basic information about the transformation and answer some of the more common questions students and parents may have about the changes occurring. If you have additional questions not answered in this document, please feel free to reach out to your counselor or any member of the World Scholars administration at 956.383.1684.