Odessa High School


ODESSA HIGH SCHOOL

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM

 

The International Baccalaureate Program is an academically challenging 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 honors programs, the IB Program requires each student to take courses in six academic areas.  To qualify for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, students must take examinations in six subject areas, participate in the Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) program and write and extended essay during the 11th and 12th grade years.

The diploma candidate must also take a unique course known as Theory of Knowledge.  In this course, students explore the connections and similarities among various subjects, learn to think critically, and apply interrelated concepts.

State supported universities in Texas award 24 semester hours for students who earn the IB Diploma.  This award of credit is equivalent to the freshman year of college.

Many students earning the IB Diploma are awarded advanced college credit at prestigious universities around the world.  Many highly competitive colleges and universities recognize the IB Diploma for admissions and/or advanced standing.

Prospective Students

Parent and Student Meetings
Educational Planning for grades 9 and 10

Application for the 10th grade

Timeline
Parent Information Booklet
Course Selection Chart
I.B. Learner Profile
Questions and Answers
Current IB Students
Parent Information Booklet
C.A.S. Link
Extended Essay Guide
I.B. Learner Profile
T.O.K. Essay - Lagamaat
Information for Students
Diploma Candidates
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