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Model Program

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme - Statewide

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme, has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

The Diploma Programme prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society as they:

•  develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
•  acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, studying courses from 6 subject groups
•  develop the skills and a positive attitude toward learning that will prepare them for higher education
•  study at least two languages and increase understanding of cultures, including their own
•  make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course
•  undertake in-depth research into an area of interest through the lens of one or more academic disciplines in the extended essay
•  enhance their personal and interpersonal development through creativity, action and service

Participating High Schools:

20 high schools in Minnesota participate in the IB program. Visit for a list of schools.

Student Eligibility:

Open to all students in 11th and 12th grades.

Faculty Credentialing and/or Teacher Licensure Requirements which support this program:

Required training for teachers teaching IB courses.

Type of Program:

•  Career & Technical Education (CTE)
•  Developmental/College Readiness
•  IBCC serves CTE

Grade Level(s) Served:

11th, 12th

For a list of Diploma Programme Coordinators in Minnesota, visit the MN Association of IB World Schools website.

Program Components:

•  Online program
•  Postsecondary credits can be earned through this program
•  Community Service
•  Work Based Learning
•  Classes taught by high school teachers
•  Instruction takes place in the high school
•  Online training and teaching is an option

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