IB in Practice
The International Baccalaureate Organization regularly conducts research on the benefits of its program. The latest study again showed that the an IB education increases a student's chance at college success. Read a summary or the full report here.
I THINK, THEREFORE IB
NHHS's International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
The IB Diploma Program is an intellectually-rich, well-rounded two-year course of study for juniors and seniors that is built around three core experiences:
- Theory of Knowledge, a college-level seminar
- Creativity, Action, and Service, a student-designed community service project; and
- Extended Essay, a research project
IB Diploma Candidates also pursue college-level work in six subjects: English, a second language, history, math, science, and an elective.
IB classes are open to all juniors and seniors, not just those in the full Diploma Program. Like AP, IB classes are recognized by colleges and universities as excellent preparation for higher education. Successful completion of AP and IB courses is usually rewarded with course credit or used for placement.
IB students talk about the "Theory of Knowledge" class
IB World Student Conferences
Every year, hundreds of first year IB Diploma students, as well as those about to start the Diploma, meet for the IB World Student Conferences. They engage with the world's leading professionals and academics, and collaboratively explore a topic of global significance. To learn more about past conferences and IB sponsorships. or to sign up for future World Student Conferences, see www.ibo.org/wsc
To see some of the projects envisaged by the IB students from each summer's World Student Conferences, see www.ibwsc.youthmovements.org