WHAT IS IB?
Demanding pre-university course of study
Designed for highly-motivated students
Earned a reputation for rigorous assessment
Has shown IB graduates are well-prepared for college
Grading system is criteria based
Each student's performance is measured against well-defined
levels of achievement consistent from one examination session to the next
Offered in over 1200 schools in over 110 countries
Promotes organization and time management skills, strength in
oral & written communication, & a commitment to community
service & extracurricular activities
Geared for the highly motivated, hard-working student
Students may choose to go for the full IB diploma or may select individual courses.
A student taking an IB class MUST sit for the IB exam.
Selection ProcessTo apply, simply talk with the IB Coordinator and HHS counselor about the IB program.
What do graduates say about IB?IB really taught me to manage my time. Before IB, I rarely studied and was able to do a million and one things. But with IB, I learned to pick the activities that were most important to me, and I learned how to say no. That made college easier, because I know how to study first and play later.
2006 HHS IB Diploma Recipient
IB has helped tremendously in adapting to college. The most important part of IB isn't the diploma but the study skills you gain from the program. While it seems like a lot of work at the time, it is worth it in the end. Plus, the fact that you made it through IB will give you confidence in yourself and respect from teachers because they will automatically know you are a hard worker. You also get the most dedicated teachers USD 308 has to offer. I am very thankful to have been able to participate in this program.
2007 HHS IB Diploma Recipient
The following sites will take you to a few area universities so you can see what each offers for IB exams.
- Kansas State University
- University of Kansas
- University of Tulsa
- University of Nebraska
- University of Missouri-Columbia
Please use the following to check out other universities in the United States: http://www.ibo.org/country/US/index.cfmQuestions?
Contact Todd Ray
810 East 13th Ave.
Hutchinson, KS 67501