The IB Diploma Program (DP)
The IB Diploma Program (DP) is a curriculum framework for learners aged 16 - 19. It is “an academically challenging and balanced program that prepares students for success.” It is well recognized and respected by universities around the world (ibo.org, Diploma Programme).
The curriculum is made up of the DP core and six subject groups.
The three core elements are: Theory of knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know. The extended essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper. Creativity, activity, service, in which students complete a project related to those three concepts.
The six subject groups are: studies in language and literature; language acquisition; individuals and societies; sciences; mathematics; and the arts. Students may opt to study an additional sciences, individuals and societies, or languages course, instead of a course in the arts.” (ibo.org, Diploma Programme Curriculum)
All departments offer a variety of DP courses for students to pursue throughout their junior and senior years. The DP courses are open to all students in grades 11 and 12. Students may choose to complete one or more DP courses, earning a certificate in each course. Most courses are offered at both the standard level (SL) and higher level (HL). Students may choose to complete all requirements of the diploma program, potentially earning an official diploma from the IBO. All MUHS students are required to take the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course to fulfill their graduation requirements. Further details about the Diploma Program at MUHS can be found in the MUHS Course Description Catalog and on the MUHS website.
The MUHS graduating class of 2021 is the first DP cohort in ACSD.