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International Baccalaureate

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM: https://ibo.org/programmes/

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT W/ MR. BRACKEN:
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Thank you for your interest in Highland High School’s International Baccalaureate program.  Our program is an IB Diploma Program. All students in the program are working toward this end.  We do not offer “a la carte” ib courses.   If you would like more information not included on this page, including how to apply, please make an appointment with our IB Coordinator, Kyle Bracken (link above).

 

The IB Graduation and Reunion for the IB Class of 2021 will be held in the Highland library on:
Thursday, December 16th at 3:30pm

Highland IB Handbook: this contains important information about what classes Highland offers in its 'One Track' to Diploma Program. Click Here To Download: HHS IB Handbook

THE IB PROGRAM AT HIGHLAND:

The IB Program is a challenging two-year curriculum for grades eleven and twelve. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. Students learn more than a collection of facts. The Diploma Program prepares students for college-level work and encourages them to: ask challenging questions, learn how to learn, develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture, develop an ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures. All students regardless of gender, race, culture, or family income are eligible to apply.

 

PRE-IB AND IB CURRICULA:

The Highland High School Pre-IB course of study is offered to students in 9th and 10th grades.  Highland High School Pre-IB students take Honors English, world language, AP Human Geography, Honors Chemistry and AP Physics in preparation for the IB Diploma Program.  The IBO defines the IB student as one who is in either 11th or 12th grade. Thus, it is in the last two years of high school that students prepare specifically for the IB examinations and diploma requirements. Courses in the junior and senior years continue to stress content, writing skills, critical thinking, and the application of concepts in the six subject groups and in a Theory of Knowledge course, which stimulates critical reflection upon the knowledge and experience gained inside and outside the classroom.


IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM:


In the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program students must choose one subject from each of five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences and mathematics. Students may choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 2 to 5.

The six IB subject areas and courses offered at Highland High are:

Students at Highland will move through IB courses in 11th and 12th grade as a cohort.  The IB administrative team, IB teachers, parents and students form a learning community to support and encourage each other.

To be eligible for the IB Diploma, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete course work and IB examination requirements in three higher-level disciplines and in three standard-level disciplines selected from the six subject areas listed above during 11th and 12th grade.
  • Write an extended essay (4,000 words) on a student selected topic in one of the IB subject areas.
  • Complete the Theory of Knowledge course.
  • Complete Creativity, Action and Service experiences.

Interested in having your student shadow a Highland High IB student? Complete this form:

QUESTIONS FOR IB

Have questions about the IB Program?
Just contact our IB Coordinator & Teacher Mr. Bracken!
 
kyle.bracken@slcschools.org

CONTACTS

COORDINATOR

BRACKEN

Kyle Bracken
kyle.bracken@slcschools.org
801.484.4343 x4214

 

IB COUNSELOR

Mary Akers
mary.akers@slcschools.org
801.484.4343 x7013

 

IB ADMINISTRATOR

Principal Jeremy Chatterton
jeremy.chatterton@slcschools.org
801.484.4343 

 

STUDENT & PARENT RESOURCES:

IB POLICIES FOR HHS