International Baccalaureate

What is an IB course?

International Baccalaureate (IB) courses follow a curriculum created by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), a non-profit educational foundation located in Cardiff, Wales. Students can take individual IB classes and earn a certificate of completion for each class (with a score of 4 or higher on the corresponding IB exam) or can be IB diploma students, which is a 2-year program for juniors and seniors. Students who decide to pursue an IB diploma must complete a specific set of courses, the Theory of Knowledge course, a 4,000-word Extended Essay, and 150 hours of creativity, action, and service hours.

The International Baccalaureate Organization also offers a Primary Years Program and a Middle Years Program.

In North Carolina, 33 public high schools offer the IB Diploma Program and 2 public high schools offer the IB Career-ready Program.

International Baccalaureate Organization