IB Diploma

 IB Diploma Programme

Why IB?

DCC is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme , a prestigious, worldwide program that offers a rigorous two-year pre-university course of study, leading to examinations, that meets the needs of the highly motivated eleventh and twelfth-grade student.


IB provides students with different linguistic, cultural, and educational backgrounds with the intellectual, social, and critical perspectives necessary for the adult world that lies ahead of them.  Students who wish to challenge themselves and to receive an excellent preparation for their college studies should plan their junior and senior schedules to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma.



Hear from college freshman about DP at "Back from College and IB was so Worth It".  It is divided up by the questions that were asked so you don't have to watch the full presentation.



All full and course IB Diploma students are expected to enroll and complete a one or two year course and are required to take the end of course IB External Exams. In 2018 the registration fee is $172.00 (paid once by full diploma students) and the exam fees are $119.00 per course. Financial support may be available for those who qualify. Students who, after enrolling, choose not to take the end of the course exam, will be required to leave the course at the end of the first semester and will be enrolled in a non-honors section of the course or its equivalent.In addition to the successful completion of the six subjects and their respective exams.  


 the Diploma candidate must also take a unique course entitled"Theory of Knowledge (TOK) ." Its purpose is to stimulate critical reflection upon the knowledge and experiences acquired both inside and outside the classroom, to evaluate the basis of knowledge and experience, and to develop a personal mode of thought based on critical examination of evidence and argument.

More Requirements

  • They must research and write an Extended Essay in a subject within the DCC IB curriculum. This is an independent and original piece of research and writing by the student under the supervision of a teacher in school.
  • Students will participate in  Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) projects. The requirement is met by participating in and reflecting on planned and supervised extracurricular activities related to the school, local and/or international community.

DP Exam Fees are Past Due - 

Diploma Programme Exam fees were due October 31.  All students enrolled in a DP course at the SL level and HL II level are expected to take the DP Exam in May.  Exam fees are $119 per exam and are accessible through PayForIt, or payments can be made directly to Regina Kucharski in Business Services.  If you have a question regarding DP testing, please contact your student’s DP teacher, Mr. Liddle, or Mrs. Amy Geraci.

 Hannah's Quote

"IBDP has definitely helped me in college.

The IBDP is absolutely worth it. It may be a struggle at times, but I am so glad I did it because I am succeeding in all of my classes because of the organization, time management, critical thinking/ analysis, and presentation skills I obtained from IB."

-- Hannah Harvey, IBDP Class of 2015