IB Diploma Programme

Grades 11 and 12

  • The IB Diploma Program is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The program is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. For more information regarding IB Junior and Senior year at TJ, please email our IB DP Coordinator, Mrs. Kailey Harem

    The IB Diploma program is a two-year pre-university course of study designed to meet the needs of highly motivated students and to promote international understanding.

    The effectiveness of the IB program is due not only to the depth of the individual courses, but also to the comprehensive nature of the program. Unlike other elective honors programs, the IB requires each student to take courses in six academic areas. In order to qualify for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, students must take written examinations in six subject areas. In addition, the students must participate in a creative project and community service activity.

    Students also write an Extended Essay.

    Students earning the IB Diploma are awarded advanced standing at prestigious universities around the world. Many colleges and universities recognize the IB Diploma for admissions or course credit.

    Students may also elect to take and test in one or more IB Diploma-level classes without being full IB Diploma candidates. All students are encouraged to try an IB-DP class in high school. 

    Courses

    Group 1: English Language & Literature HL/SL; English Literature HL

    Group 2: World Language B HL; World Language B SL; World Language Ab Initio
    Group 3: History HL; Social & Cultural Anthropology;  Psychology SL
    Group 4: Biology HL; Physics SL; Environmental Systems SL; Sports and Exercise Science SL; Chemistry SL; Computer Science SLDP Business and Management
    Group 5: Mathematics SL,; Math Studies SL

    Group 6: Visual Arts SL, HL; Music SL, Music HL