International Baccalaureate

Class of 2019 IB Diploma Candidates

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is offered at Park High School. The IB Diploma Program is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education. Many students who earn an IB Diploma are distinguished on college and scholarship applications, gain college credits while in high school, increase their chances of completing their degree on time in college and boost their ACT/SAT score. Students at Park High School may choose to earn the IB Diploma in addition to the Park High School Diploma, or they may take individual IB courses, potentially earning college credits while in high school.

The IB Mission 
The International Baccalaureate Program aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. 

Requirements to Earn an IB Diploma 

  • Take 3 SL and 3 HL exams over the course of two years; 
  • Attain an average score of 4 of 7 on all exams; 
  • Complete the Theory of Knowledge course; 
  • Write an extended essay; and,
  • Fulfill the Creativity, Activity and Service requirements

How can students prepare for the IB Program?

  • Talk to your school's counselors to let them know you are interested in the program. 
  • 8th and 9th grade: register for honors or AP courses, and a World Language (Spanish, German or French) 
  • 10th grade: register for individual IB classes or go for the full IB Diploma
  • To register for the full Diploma, attend the Diploma registration night or make an appointment with the Park High School IB Coordinator.

To learn more about the program click here.

Contact: Lisa Martineau at lmartine@sowashco.org or 651-425-3755 for more information.