LSHS offers a variety of IB courses. To learn more about these classes and their prerequisites, please visit the LSR7 Career & Educational Planning Guide.
The IB Diploma provides a rigorous (college-level) and balanced program of study welcomed by leading universities worldwide.
The Diploma Programme
Students who commit to pursuing the IB Diploma leave LSHS more than prepared for college and beyond. Students are required to enroll in at least six appropriate IB courses and Theory of Knowledge, complete an Extended Essay, and demonstrate a reflective and balanced approach to Creativity, Activity, and Service experiences.Program Information for IB Diploma Candidates Agreement of Understanding for Diploma Candidates
Theory of Knowledge & Extended Essay
Theory of Knowledge is a required course for IB Diploma Candidates. Theory of Knowledge delves into what we know and how we know it. The class is held at an average of three times per week before school, and there is some flexibility with the choice of days. Juniors can start thinking about topics, but the Extended Essay will not officially start until their second semester.Extended Essay Timeline for Class of 24 Extended Essay Guide
CAS enables students to demonstrate attributes of the IB learner profile in real and practical ways, to grow as unique individuals and to recognize their role in relation to others. Students develop skills, attitudes, and dispositions through a variety of individual and group experiences that provide students with opportunities to explore their interests and express their passions, personalities, and perspectives.LSHS CAS Guide
The IBCP provides added rigor and added focus on internationalism, research, and service to students choosing to pursue career studies (health, engineering, and technology fields).
The Career-related Programme
IBCP provides a framework of international education that incorporates the vision and educational principles of the IB into a unique program specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career-related learning. The IBCP consists of completing two IB courses, completing the CP core, and completing at least one course from the career-related studies at Summit Technology Academy.IBCP at Summit Technology Academy
Personal and Professional Skills & Reflective Project
The purpose of the PPS course is to help coordinate the core components of the IBCP and to explore issues related to professionalism and career-specific issues. The class is held at least once a week during zero hour, and the course meets during the second semester of junior year and first semester of senior year. IBCP students are required to produce an in-depth body of work in which they are to analyze and evaluate an ethical issue discovered through their career-related studies.Reflective Project Student Guide
Career & Service Learning & Language Acquisition
In service learning, students utilize a research-based approach to engage in service that coincides with previously learned topics from their courses. Additionally, IBCP students must acquire knowledge in a second language. A school course should be used during the junior year. An independent study (not necessarily with a teacher) is an option during senior year. A portion of the language development should pertain to the selected career path.Checklist Items for IBCP Language Portfolio
Does your college need your IB transcript? Remember that you selected a college or university in the spring that you tested. Your IB transcript was automatically sent to that school. If you tested last spring, you’ll need to give your school until August to receive and process that transcript, so you might check in with the appropriate official when you get to school in August. If you have changed schools or need another transcript sent, you’ll need to go to rrs.ibo.org. You’ll be asked to provide your session code and personal code. Please try to locate this information in your own files, but if you can’t find it, please contact the LSHS IB coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). If a parent contacts the IB coordinator, he or she will be asked to have the student send an email.