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 of 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.
Please attend the Class of 2016 "Back from college and IB was so worth it!" presentation on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Theatre. You can also view previous sessions 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.
Diploma candidates must "sit" for six IB exams in six different subjects over two years. Diploma candidates will select three of the subjects to be studied at the Higher Level and three subjects to be studied at the Standard Level (or a maximum of four at HL and two at SL). 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.