Resources for Students & Parents

 

The resources below are intended to provide an introduction to the IB Program.

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What is an IB education

 IB diploma program brochure

IB Diploma Program Brochure

 Frequently asked questions about the DP
DP FAQ
 10 reasons why the IB program is ideal preparation for university
Resources for Students & Parents
 How to make your IB credentials stand out in the university application process
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 IB learner profile
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 Approaches to teaching and learning
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Diploma Program – Research & Studies

Diploma Program Policies

The links below will direct you to Washington-Lee’s IB program policies.  Each policy is reviewed annually by key stakeholders.

Building an IB Diploma Program schedule

International Baccalaureate Course of Studies

Grade 11 Grade 12
Group 1: IB English Literature, IB English Language & Literature, IB Spanish Language and Literature FS Group 1: IB English Literature, IB English Language & Literature, IB Spanish Language and Literature FS
Group 2: IB Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic or Latin Group 2: IB Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic or Latin
Group 3: IB History of the Americas (HOA) or other group 3 elective (NOTE:  US History is a Virginia diploma requirement.  Students can take HOA, AP US History, or US/Virginia history to fulfill the Virginia diploma requirement) Group 3: IB Topics in 20th Century World History or group 3 elective
Group 4: IB Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Sports Exercise and Health Science, Computer Science or Environmental Systems & Societies (ESS is block of two periods in one year) Group 4: IB Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Sports, Exercise and Health Science or Computer Science
Group 5: IB Math Studies or Mathematics (Precalculus) Group 5: IB Mathematics (Calculus)
Group 6: IB Film, Visual Arts, Theater Arts or Music* Group 6: IB Film, Visual Arts, Theater Arts or Music*
Elective/Generals Period/TOK Elective/Generals Period/TOK
Notes: * or additional group 2-4 elective. Full IB diploma students must take one subject from each subject group.  A student may earn a bilingual diploma by taking two group 1 subjects (one in English and one in Spanish).  Students may take up to two exams at the end of their junior year. Specific schedules in grades 11 and 12 will reflect each student’s personal options.

Requirements for the IB diploma schedule:

  • 6 IB courses spread out over the groups identified above.  They must take
  • 3 higher level (HL) courses & 3 standard level (SL) courses, or 4 HL courses and 2 SL courses.
  • Virgina diploma requirements (i.e. Economics, US History, US Government)

Resources to assist in creating an IB diploma program schedule for junior and senior years:

IB an introduction to scheduling for sophomore parents    Presentation explaining process of creating an IB diploma program schedule.

IB Schedule Building Tool   Use this link to explore scheduling options.

  • Click on above link
  • Make a copy
  • Then play around with options to create a schedule that addresses your interests

Registration for IB Exams

  • Students who will be taking an IB exam complete registration forms for IB exams in early October.
  • This is only for students enrolled in a one-year IB course or the second year of a two-year course.  
  • Registration is finalized by November 15.
  • Schedule changes after November 15 will result in a fee to the student.
  • Students seeking accommodations for IB exams must complete the Accommodation Consent Form and return it to the IB Office by November 1.