The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a rigorous pre-university course of studies designed for students aged 16 to 19, delivered over the last two years of a student's schooling (grades 11 and 12 in Nova Scotia). The program originated in Europe in 1968 and was intended to establish a common curriculum and university entrance credential for students moving from one country to another. The program is suited to any academically ambitious high school student who seeks to attend university. Students in the program must have above average reading skills and overall academic ability, as well as a good work ethic. It is a comprehensive two-year program that culminates in a series of international examinations.
The IB Diploma Program is currently offered at Cobequid Educational Centre and Northumberland Regional High School.
For more information visit the Nova Scotia International Baccalaureate Program website.