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International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program (DP)

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The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program (DP) provides comprehensive rigorous education with an international perspective for 11th and 12th graders.  The programs emphasizing analytical thinking, reading and writing skills with an international perspective. Students may choose to pursue the IB diploma or take individual certificates in IB courses

The Mission of the International Baccalaureate Program

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

The aim of the IB programs are to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. IB learners strive to be:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

For more information, including a video produced by the International Baccalaureate Organization, visit .

The IB Diploma Program

The 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.

IB in Magnolia ISD

Magnolia ISD high schools are both authorized IB schools. They offers a variety of two level of courses Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL). Students are welcomed to enroll in the IB diploma or enroll in an IB class. For more information please contact the IB Coordinators at either High School.

Magnolia High School: Derek Parsons,

Magnolia West High School: Jeremy Day,