IB Options at North Shore High School
Click the buttons below for more information.
Students have the ability to choose two paths of study within IB. They may choose to be a full Diploma Candidate or they may choose to be a Certificate Candidate.
Diploma Candidates will engage in a comprehensive program of study including their course work and "The Core" and will choose one course from each of six groups or they may choose an additional course from Groups 1-5 in lieu of a Group 6. IB courses may be offered at the Higher Level or at the Standard Level:
Higher Level: 2 year course, 240 hours
Standard Level: 1 or 2 years, 150 hours.
Diploma Candidates must take a minimum of 3, but no more than 4, at the Higher Level (HL) and 3, but no less than 2, at the Standard Level (SL). These courses culminate in an exam that may qualify the student to receive college credit.
Certificate Candidates will be exposed to individual courses of study with core aspects of the full program woven throughout the course. They may choose to take any singular course, or courses, for an individual certificate in each. This does not include the core as explained above. As with the Diploma Program, these courses culminate in an exam that may qualify the student to receive college credit.