IBDP Course Descriptions and Handbook

Hillsboro students interested in pursuing the IB Diploma will choose courses from six academic areas: language, world language, individuals and societies, experimental sciences, mathematics, and the arts. At least three of these areas must be taken at a “higher” level. Diploma candidates must also complete three core components: the Theory of Knowledge capstone course, a 4,000-word Extended Essay, and 150 hours of Creativity/Action/Service.

Students in the IB Career-related Program (IBCP) will take of at least two DP courses along with career-related studies and the IBCP core. This plan is designed to create a bridge that connects each student’s chosen Diploma Program courses and career-related studies.

See below for descriptions of the available IBDP and IBCP courses at Hillsboro and the IBDP handbook.

Click HERE for a powerpoint explaining IBDP and IBCP at Hillsboro.

Click HERE to open a PDF of the IBDP and IBCP course descriptions.

Click HERE for a copy of the Hillsboro High School IBDP handbook with information on the program, testing, dues, and more.

Click HERE and HERE for information on requirements for earning the diploma.

Click HERE to read about CAS at Hillsboro.