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The IB Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Magnolia West High School is pleased to be an authorized IB World School. We offer the prestigious IB Diploma Programme. The IB Diploma Programme is a world-renowned educational system. 

The IB Diploma Programme is excellent at preparing students for the rigors of college course work. Some consider it the best in the world. Research has shown that IB Diploma students; have a 22% higher acceptance rate into college, up to a 13% higher acceptance rate into some Ivy League institutions, are more likely to attend college,  earn higher GPAs while attending college, and have a higher graduation rate.

Any student that completes the IB Programme and receives the IB Diploma is guaranteed a minimum of 24 credit hours at any public Texas University. The IB Programme is open to all students, and applications are submitted in the fall semester of the student's sophomore year.


The Diploma Programme consists of the following:

  1. Completion of six IB subjects (English, Foreign Language, Science, Social Science, Math and Fine Arts).Students must show mastery of each subject  on their final exams in May to qualify for the IB Diploma.
  2. Complete a course called Theory of Knowledge(TOK).This course helps students with critical thinking skills.
  3. Complete the Extended Essay. This is a 4,000 thousand word essay that students work on with a mentor teacher on a topic of their choice.
  4. Complete CAS (Creativity, Action, Service). This covers the community service portion of the program. 


Source: The IB Diploma Graduate Destinations Survey 2011 conducted by i-graduate International Insight Strictly copyright © IGI Services 2011