Chart Your Path

IB Prep Courses
We adamantly encourage that students begin their IB pathway in 9th grade by registering for IBPrep World Area Studies and AP US History in 10th grade. This set of courses develops the IB Philosophy and Approaches to Learning that prepare students for the Diploma Programme in 11th and 12th grades.
Students in IB Prep must also take a second language course to prepare them for the Language Acquisition requirement in the Diploma Programme. We strongly encourage PreAP/IB English I and II, but can be flexible depending on the student's acquisition to the English language. Students have flexible options for Math and Science depending on their prior learning or interest. 
Diploma Programme Courses
WHSIB students take six IB subjects over the 11th and 12th grades. The options are flexible within a given set of rules established by the IB Organization. 

#1 - In the Junior and Senior year you must take one IB course from each of the six subject groups. The groups are represented on the IB Diploma Programme model to the right. 


#2 - Of these six required courses in Junior and Senior year, at least three must be taken at Higher Level (HL) and at least two at Standard Level (SL). HL course is two years; SL is one year. 

#3 - Theory of Knowledge must be taken in the spring in Junior and fall in Senior year.

Determine Your Sequence of Courses
Download the IB course sequencing chart to determine your possible pathways. Notice that there are flexible options through the Diploma Programme no matter your course level or area of interest. The course 10th -12th grade selection sheet may also be helpful in this process. 
Complete the Four Year Plan
Download the IB four-year planning document  to chart your own path. With careful planning you can still have all the room for two or more electives all four years.
Meet with the IB Coordinator
At any time in this process, the IB Coordinator is available to discuss your options. The Coordinator can help you plan in a way where you will have space in your schedule to participate in all your favorite non-IB courses and extra-curricular activities.