For an overview of this curriculum, visit the International Baccalaureate Organization website and click on the Diploma Programme link.

IB Diploma Curriculum at IB at BHS (Requires Adobe Reader application.)

Other Diploma Requirements: In order to earn the International Baccalaureate Diploma, students must earn passing scores on their six IB exams (3 taken at the standard level and 3 taken at the higher level.) Students must also complete 150 hours of Creative, Action and Service activities prior to the deadline in their senior year. IB students are required to conduct an independent research study which is described in the required 4000 word IB Extended Essay due in their senior year.

For those students who wonder how anyone can meet these challenging academic requirements we would reassure you with the words of one of our graduates overheard speaking to a prospective IB student, “Your teachers will teach you everything you need to know to pass your exams and discuss the topics you might select before you work on the Extended Essay. If you’ll do your part and do your work and reading, you will look back and realize these requirements aren’t as tough as they once seemed.”

IB Courses offered at IB at Bartow (HL – Higher Level, SL – Standard Level):

Biology HL

Business Management SL

Chemistry HL

English HL

German SL/HL

History of Americas HL

Math Studies SL

Mathematics SL

Music SL/HL

Physics HL

Psychology SL

Spanish SL

Theatre SL/HL

Visual Arts SL

World Religions SL

AP courses offered:

Art History


Calculus AB

Calculus BC


English Literature

English Language & Composition

Environmental Science

European History


Human Geography


Music Theory

Physics B




U.S. Government

U.S. History

Visual Arts

World History