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International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB)

Program Description

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a demanding two-year international program that meets the needs of highly motivated Grade 11 and 12 students and leads to a qualification that is recognized by leading universities around the world. To earn an IB diploma, students must take a challenging liberal arts course of studies and pass examinations in six academic subjects. In addition, students are required to take the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course that investigates the nature of knowledge in various disciplines; participate in Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) to achieve eight learning outcomes, undertake original research, and write an Extended Essay of 4,000 words. Students successfully completing the program earn a MCPS diploma and a Montgomery County Certificate of Merit, in addition to the internationally recognized IB diploma.

Students will have the opportunity to

  • Receive advanced standing at prestigious colleges and universities
  • Earn awards and academic scholarships
  • Earn an IB diploma that is recognized globally
 
 

B-CC

Admission

Local (More about admissions)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program at Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS (BCC) is available to students attending BCC who meet academic requirements and are interested in pursuing a rigorous pre-university course of study.

Region

Local (More about regions)

All students who attend BCC can participate in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in grades 9 and 10 even if they did not participate in MYP in middle school.

Transportation

Local School Neighborhood Stops (More about transportation)

 

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Einstein

Admission

Consortia/ Choice (More about admissions)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program at Albert Einstein High School serves students in the Downcounty Consortium (DCC) who meet academic requirements and are interested in pursuing a rigorous pre-university course of studies.

Region

Consortia/ Choice (More about regions)

Transportation

Consortia Neighborhood Stops (More about transportation)

 

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Kennedy

Admission

Consortia/ Choice (More about admissions)

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at John F. Kennedy High School is a challenging two-year international program open to students who are part of the Down County Consortium (DCC). Highly motivated students may select the program without an application process. The IB diploma is recognized by universities around the world. Students in Grade 11 and 12 take a demanding liberal arts course of study, followed by examinations in six academic subjects. In addition to academic rigor, the program offers students the opportunity to explore multiple perspectives on global issues and to examine their own roles as lifelong learners and contributors to the world around them.

Region: Local

Consortia (More about regions)

Transportation

Consortia Neighborhood Stops (More about transportation)

 

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  • John F. Kennedy HS 
  • Contact school for more information: IB: 301-962-5926 | Main: 301-929-2160 
 

Richard Montgomery

Admission

Application (More about admissions)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program at Richard Montgomery High School is a countywide program for students who meet academic requirements and are interested in pursuing a rigorous pre-university course of studies. Admission to the Richard Montgomery high School International Baccalaureate Program is very competitive. Criteria used to evaluate candidates include teacher recommendations, written statements from candidates, previous grades, coursework, and test scores.

All students who attend Richard Montgomery can participate in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in grades 9 and 10 even if they did not participate in MYP in middle school.

Region:

Local School; Countywide (More about regions)

This program is open to applicants from all high school clusters in the county.

Transportation

Local School Neighborhood Stops; Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

 

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Rockville

Admission

Local School (More about admissions)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Rockville High School is available to students attending RHS who meet academic requirements and are interested in pursuing a rigorous pre-university course of study.

Region

Local School (More about regions)

Transportation

Local School Neighborhood Stops; Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

 

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  • Rockville HS 
  • Contact school for more information: 301-517-8105 
 

Seneca Valley

Admission

Local School (More about admissions)

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a challenging two-year international program. The IB diploma is recognized by universities around the world. Students in Grade 11 and 12 take a demanding liberal arts course of study. Students need to take examinations in six academic subjects. Students are also required to take the Theory of Knowledge, participate in Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) and write a 4000 word research paper on a topic of their choice. Students who successfully complete the program earn a MCPS diploma and a Montgomery County Certificate of Merit, in addition to the internationally recognized IB diploma

Region

Local School (More about regions)

Transportation

Local School Neighborhood Stops (More about transportation)

 

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Springbrook

Admission

Consortia/ Choice (More about admissions)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program at Springbrook HS serves students in the Northeast Consortium (NEC) who meet academic requirements and are interested in pursuing a rigorous pre-university course of study. Students who enter Springbrook through the NEC Choice process may self-select to participate in the IB Program. Sherwood High School students are also eligible to attend Springbrook if they plan to participate in the IB program. (Transportation is provided for students transferring from Sherwood through central location stops only.)

Region

Consortia (More about regions)

Transportation

Consortia Neighborhood Stops (More about transportation)

 

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  • Springbrook HS 
  • Contact school for more information: 301-989-6077 
 

Watkins Mill

Admission

Local School (More about admissions)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program at Watkins Mill HS is available to students attending Watkins Mill who meet academic requirements and are interested in pursuing a rigorous pre-university course of study.

Region

Local School (More about regions)

Transportation

Local School Neighborhood Stops (More about transportation)

 

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