The IB Diploma is recognized as a superior education, preparing you to do rigorous academic work and succeed at post-secondary institutions around the world.
The program encourages you to think from an international perspective while first developing an understanding of your own cultural and national identity. You will learn a second language and develop the skills to live and work with others internationally — essential for life in the 21st century. The emphasis on interdisciplinary learning requires that students study courses across six disciplines, including computer science and mathematics, individuals and societies, and the arts.
Part of the diploma process involves submitting a 4,000- word essay, taking the Theory of Knowledge course, and participating in creativity, action, and service projects. Completing an IB diploma will, at the same time, meet your high school’s graduation requirements. You can choose to take individual IB courses and exams and earn IB certificates which are recognized for credit at most colleges and universities.
Funding is available to cover all or part of the exam fees.
- International Baccalaureate information from MN Department of Education
- Official International Baccalaureate website