The Diploma program covers Grades 11 & 12 (ages 16 to 18).
Through a challenging academic offering which includes the IB Middle Years program (MYP), the IB Diploma program (DP), the Advanced Placement Program (AP) and the American High School diploma, we aim to equip our students with the intellectual and interpersonal skills to succeed in both their academic and professional careers.
Learners complete the IBMYP, first commenced in our Middle School, during grades 9 and 10. They then study for the American High School Diploma, to which they can either add the full IBDP or a selection of DP and/or AP courses.
The NIC American High School Diploma is accredited by Cognia.
To complete it, students must earn a minimum of twenty credits during their four years of high school.
If choosing the full IBDP, learners will be required to study six courses – usually three at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL). Students must choose one subject from the first five study groupings listed below.
The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose another subject from groups 1 to 4.
In addition, the IBDP also requires study and engagement in the following areas.
The IB Diploma program is an academically challenging program of education, with final examinations, that prepares students aged 16 to 19 for success at university and in life beyond.
It addresses students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being. The program has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
IB Diploma students gain competitive offers for further study from prestigious universities around the world.
Higher education institutions in more than 90 countries admit students based on their IB credentials, and many US public and private colleges and universities offer credit or accelerated courses of study for successful DP examination results.
A growing body of evidence documents higher rates of college-going, the wide range of institutions to which IB students gain admission, their preparedness for university-level study, and their successful adjustment to university life.
IB Diploma students take responsibility for their own learning.
They develop skills across wide-ranging approaches to learning for critical and creative thinking, collaboration, independent research, self-management and communication.
The IB Diploma is NIC's most demanding and most frequently chosen academic program. It requires commitment, academic resilience, good time management, and sustained determination to achieve challenging goals.
In the IB’s signature Theory of Knowledge course, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
IB Diploma students also complete a major independent research project - an Extended Essay in which they conduct an in-depth study of a question from one of the Diploma subjects they are studying.
CAS provides opportunities for self-determination, collaboration, individual growth and accomplishment, and personal enjoyment.
It involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies that promote originality, healthy lifestyles, and responsible membership in local and global communities through reciprocal service.
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