Campus International High School is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.
* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org
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 projected to be offered at Campus International, are listed here:
- Group 1 (Language & Literature): Language & Literature HL (2 year course)
- Group 2 (Language Acquisition): Spanish, Arabic, or Chinese B SL (1 year course) or HL (2 year course*)
- Group 3 (Individuals & Societies): History HL (2 year course), two SL Electives to be decided (1 year courses)
- Group 4 (Science): Physics SL (1 year course); Chemistry SL (1 year course); Environmental Systems & Societies SL (1 year course); Sports, Exercise, & Health Science SL (1 year course); Design Technology HL (2 year course); Computer Science HL (2 year course)
- Group 5 (Math): Mathematics: Applications & Interpretation SL (1 year course); Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches SL (2 year course*)
- Group 6 (Arts): Music HL, Film HL, Visual Arts HL (all 2 year courses)
*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:
- The Theory of Knowledge Class
- The Extended Essay
- Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS)
The Diploma Programme (DP) and College Credit
Students 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?
- 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.
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.