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INTERNATIONAL
BACCALAUREATE

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Harbor High is a World IB School.

 

We are one of 3,000 High Schools around the world in the International Baccalaureate program, which is a curriculum framework built to foster thinking skills, research, social skills, communication and self management.

 

Our IB programs span 11th and 12th grades and are open to all Harbor Students.

Harbor teachers design & implement curriculum based on student inquiry focused on conceptual understanding, informed by assessment, developed in local & global contexts, enhanced by effective teamwork, and differentiated to meet the needs of all learners.

The IB Educational model develops learners who are:

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Pursuing the Full IB Diploma.

In order to earn the full IB Diploma, students must:

  • Complete six IB courses across six subject groups throughout the 11th & 12th Grades.

  • Pass higher level (HL) assessments in 3 or 4 of their IB courses and pass standard level (SL) assessments in their remaining IB courses.

  • Take the 2-year IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course and pass the assessments

  • Complete the Creativity Activity and Service Portfolio (CAS)

  • Earn a passing score on the self-directed, inquiry-driven research paper, the Extended Essay (EE)

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HHS IB Diploma Program Pathways

English Language & Literature

Language Aquisition

Individuals & Societies

Sciences

Mathematics

Arts

IB Diploma Core

What is IB?

 

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) is an educational opportunity that spans the eleventh and twelfth grades. Generally, courses are two years in length, and can be taken at the standard or higher level. The IB curriculum is based on inquiry, focused on conceptual understanding, and developed in local and global contexts.

 

This approach allows students to work across disciplines to develop intercultural understanding and navigate their complex, 21st Century world. Students engage with effective learning strategies as they practice thinking, communication, social, self-management, and research skills. The IB DP places a strong emphasis on culture, encouraging students to be both internationally minded and more involved with their local communities as they develop into responsible, intellectually-curious adults ready to confront global challenges.


For more information, contact our IB Coordinator Kim Lenz at kimlenz@sccs.net.

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