The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education that prepares students, for success at the college level and life beyond. The programme is normally taught over two years (junior and senior year) and has gained widespread recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
IB Diploma Program Principles
IB Diploma programme promotes the education of the whole person through an emphasis on intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth.
The education of the whole person is manifested through all domains of knowledge, involving the major traditions of learning in languages, humanities, sciences, mathematics and the arts.
Furthermore, the Diploma Programme:
- requires study across a broad range of subjects drawing on content from educational cultures across the world
- gives special emphasis to language acquisition and development
- encourages learning across disciplines
- focuses on developing the skills of learning
- includes, to a varying extent, the study of individual subjects and of transdisciplinary areas
- provides students with opportunities for individual and collaborative planning and research
- includes a community service component requiring action and reflection.
IB at Eastern
Eastern has successfully completed a three-year IB application process started in 2010, and is certified as as an IB school. Beginning in their junior year, Eastern IB Diploma candidates will take six core courses at an advanced level, complete final exams in all courses, and extend essay on a topic of choice, and a Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) project. Students can also choose to take a few classes in IB and work towards earning an IB certificate per course successfully completed.The following IB classes are slated to be offered at Eastern:
|Grade 11||Grade 12|
|IB English, Part I||IB English, Part II|
|IB Math Studies||IB Math Studies|
|IB History of the Americas||IB 20th Century World History|
|IB Biology||IB Biology|
|IB Spanish||IB Spanish|
|IB Visual Arts I||IB Visual Arts II|
|IB Theory of Knowledge, Part I||IB Theory of Knowledge Part II|
|IB Extended Essay|
Contact: Ms. Braganza, IB Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 698-4500.