• IB LogoThe IB Diploma program is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program with final assessments that prepare students for success in college and life beyond. The diploma program is a two-year program for juniors and seniors. College credit may also be earned depending on the subject results and the individual university acceptance policies. The IB Diploma Program:

    • Balances subject breadth and depth and considers the nature of knowledge across disciplines through the unique Theory of Knowledge course,
    • Encourages international-mindedness starting with a foundation in the students’ own language and culture,
    • Develops a positive attitude to learning that prepares students for university education,
    • Requires rigorous external assessments with global standards, and
    • Emphasizes the development of the whole student – physically, emotionally, intellectually, and ethically.

    Students will use the Student Opportunities System, located in LCPS GO, to submit their interest in the program. The interest window is open from Dec.1 to Jan. 31 for currently enrolled 8th-grade students interested in this program. Smart's Mill students who are zoned to attend THS will attend Heritage High school and will need to submit an interest form to be entered into the lottery. The system will close on January 31st. Students who show interest in this program will be placed in a lottery and will be notified if they are selected in March.

    Please visit their website if you have additional questions! 


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Last Modified on November 27, 2023