The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is the version of the IB program that most people are familiar with, consisting of advanced college-level classes that conclude with standardized exams that are the same for IB students around the world. In the Diploma Programme, students are required to take classes in six different subject areas, with at least three designated as Higher Level (HL) and two to three designated as Standard Level (SL). These subject areas, and the courses offered at Campus International, are listed here:
*Courses for students who have earned high school credit as 8th grade students in World Language or Algebra 1.In addition, students are required to complete the three requirements of the IB Core, which are supported through the IB Core class at Campus International. These are:
- Group 1 (Language & Literature): Language & Literature HL (2 year course)
- Group 2 (Language Acquisition): Spanish or Chinese (2 year course*)
- Group 3 (Individuals & Societies): History HL (2 year course)
- Group 4 (Science): Environmental Systems & Societies SL (1 year course)
- Group 5 (Math): Mathematics: Applications & Interpretation SL (2 year course); Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches SL (2 year course*)
- Group 6 (Arts): Music HL, Film HL, Visual Arts HL (all 2 year courses)
- The Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Class
- The Extended Essay (EE)
- Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS)
Since CIHS offers on the IB curriculum, all students have the benefit of learning within the IB curriculum. An added bonus is that all students have the opportunity to earn the IB Diploma. There are very specific requirements:
For more information on the Diploma Programme, download IB's Frequently Asked Questions or go directly to the IB DP Website.
- You must take and test in all 6 subjects and either 3 or 4 must be HL.
- You must complete the requirements for TOK, EE, and CAS.
- There is no grade/score for CAS but you must fulfill all CAS requirements to earn the diploma.
- You must not score an “E” for either EE or TOK. (“E” is a failing grade.)
- You must earn total points greater than or equal to 24 (out of 45 possible)
The Diploma Programme (DP) and College CreditStudents who are successful in the IB Diploma Programme often earn college credits for their work as high school students, particularly if they are successful in earning the IB Diploma. However, the IB Diploma Programme is not an early college or College Credit Plus program. What is early college and what is College Credit Plus?
Diploma Programme courses often count for college credits depending on a student's score on the IB exam (see more information on our Colleges & Universities site). At Campus International, the vision of our Design Team is to work with our partners at Cleveland State University to devise ways in which students' Diploma Programme courses can qualify for college credit through both the traditional route (universities accepting IB exam scores for credit) and through College Credit Plus. This site will be updated as we progress through these plans.
- Early College programs (like CMSD's John Hay Early College or Bard Early College programs) offer students the opportunity to earn a full associates degree (AA) during their high school years by taking courses cross-listed as high school courses and college courses. These credits are often transferable to other universities and, depending on a student's chosen major, can mean that a student enters university with a significant amount of credits already earned towards their bachelor's degree.
- College Credit Plus or CCP is the state of Ohio's program that allows students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to take select courses at participating colleges if they qualify by exam. Similar to early college programs, CCP offers students the opportunity to earn credits they can use towards their bachelor's degree if they are accepted as transfer credits at the university they ultimately attend. Campus students will earn some credits through CCP at Cleveland State University.