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.
The 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.
The DCC Introduction to the IB Diploma Programme presentation will give you information that will assist you in learning more about the program at DCC. In addition, the DCC DP information packet will also help answer questions you have about DP at DCC.
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.
For students already enrolled in the DCC Diploma Programme, you can review the Junior Parent Information Night for details for Juniors.
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 $170.00 (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.
Diploma candidates must meet two additional 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.