Diploma Program Overview
Desert delivers the IB philosophy through the Diploma Program, which is an eleventh and twelfth grade experience that involves taking six IB courses in six different curricular areas, plus completing a Theory of Knowledge course, a certain number of hours in creativity, action, and service, and completing an Extended Essay. Students choosing to earn the IB Diploma have access to priority admissions at top notch colleges and universities worldwide, as well as the opportunity to earn college credit hours for their Diploma Program courses.
The IB Diploma Program gives Desert further tools for implementing its mission and philosophy in the classroom, as well as providing students and faculty access to a broader community of learners with whom to share practices, information, and experiences.
In addition to the various support systems available to students at Desert Academy, the Diploma Program Coordinator, Isabelle Thiebaut, is the primary contact for students pursuing the full Diploma. The Coordinator acts as advisor for Diploma Candidates, answers all Diploma Program related questions, communicates directly with the IB offices on behalf of parents and students, coordinates internal and external assessments with the IBO, and oversees student progress through the Program.
For more information, contact Isabelle Thiebaut, IB Diploma Program Coordinator: email@example.com.Print This Page