The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (often referred to as DP) is a challenging two-year program of courses taken in Grades 11 and 12. The curriculum is provided to Chesterton High School by the International Baccalaureate World Organization.
It was a desire for a common "pre-university" curriculum and a common set of exams for students throughout the world that led to the development of the IB diploma program.
Created in 1968 at the International School of Geneva, the IB exams administered at Chesterton High School in May of each year are the same exams that are taken by other IB diploma students throughout the world. Today, the International Baccalaureate diploma is accepted by universities around the world, including the best universities in North America, Australia, the UK and continental Europe. The majority of Diploma Program graduates enter higher education.
The IB World Organization currently works with over 3,000 schools in over 140 countries to offer challenging curriculum to more than 970,000 students around the world!
Students in Grades 11 and 12 enroll in 6 classes that utilize the IB curriculum: English, World Language, Social Studies, Science, Math, and one elective. This IB curriculum is accepted by the Indiana State Department of Education as fully meeting the requirements for high school graduation.
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