IB

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Tucker High School

A tradition of excellence and expanding opportunity.

IB Coordinator: Harman Dhaliwal

Harmanjit_dhaliwal@dekalbschoolsga.org

678-874-3793

Introduction:

The most rigorous course of studies offered to the students of Tucker High School is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. This program of advanced internationally recognized syllabi and external examinations offers a comprehensive and world-class education during the last two years of high school. The IB Diploma Program is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students for success at university and life beyond. The program has gained recognition and respect from the world’s universities.

Why take IB?

  • · College Credit up to 18 credits for some schools (that’s your 1st year of College)
  • · Integrated curriculum
  • · Class cohorts
  • · IB staff and IB coordinator (personalized scheduling and faculty support)
  • · International benchmarking
  • · Varied assessments
What’s Unique in IB?

Theory of Knowledge (TOK):

The focus on TOK is studying what we know in the various fields of knowledge and how we know it (e.g. Connotation of the n-word, Can blind people have dreams? Is violence inherent?)

Extended Exploration:

Scholarly research paper in which each student has the opportunity to investigate a topic of special interest –based on college standards (a resource for college)

Creativity, Action, Service (CAS):

Students participate in artistic pursuits, sports, and community service in order to develop themselves, the school, and its community – an organized system ready for your resume/college

International Night:

Producing an event is that memorable every year and part of your community hours (CAS)

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