What is the Diploma Programme?
The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students,in 11th and 12th grade, for success at university and life beyond. The two year programme has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities.
IB Diploma Programme students study six courses at higher level or standard level. Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 5, thus ensuring breadth of experience in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose another subject from groups 1 to 5.
In addition the programme has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a course designed to encourage each student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical). Sam's Reflection First year students creative interpretations of TOK: Adam Matt Emily
Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) requires that students actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom. Students can combine all three components or do activities related to each one of them separately: Chloe's Reflection Amy's Reflection Tyler's Reflection Randy's Reflection
For more information please contact Abby Adams, IB Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (810) 794-4911, ext. 1275
2013 Graduates - The Family IB 2012 - The Trailblazers
Reflections from the 2013 Class
The IB Learner Profile
The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. The learner profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose. As an authorized IB world school, Algonac High School believes that ALL learners and teachers should be actively engaged in developing the learner traits, not just those enrolled in or teaching IB classes.
IB learners strive to be: