International Baccalaureate

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The International Baccalaureate is a nationally and internationally respected two-year comprehensive program for grades 11 and 12 encouraging critical thinking, research skills and service as a part of the learning process.

There are no prerequisites for participation in the IB Program, although motivation, energy, the ability to articulate one’s thoughts verbally and in writing,  open-mindedness, the desire for a global perspective, and a willingness to cooperate with others will be of great benefit to IB candidates. However, it is highly recommended that students take honors level courses in 9th and 10th grade.

For the most current information regarding university recognition of IB coursework, go to and look for IB Diploma Program Recognition.

Looking for information on other PPS Extension Programs available to students? Visit the Curriculum Department.