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Bend Senior High School

IB Programme

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Upcoming Events:

IB Testing: April 25 - May 17

*** Test Administrator Guidelines

IB Graduation: June 5, 2024

IB Information for Students and Families:

***Information for Bend-La Pine Schools Area Change Request process and application

What is IB?

Bend High is proud to be able to offer the International Baccalaureate program to all students interested in studying more rigorous classes that adhere to an international standard. The programme was established at Bend High in 2010 and has continued to grow. We currently have over 20 teachers teaching 23 unique IB subject classes with over 400 students taking one or more of those classes. There are two paths that students can choose from here at BSH. The first path is to take individual IB classes and decide to test in that subject for a certificate. The second path is to commit to the full IB Diploma, which in it's simplest form is taking six classes over the course of their Junior and Senior year and fulfilling other program requirements.

The International Baccalaureate programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. The IB Diploma Programme is committed to access, equity and a sense of international al minded-ness

Mission and Philosophy

BSHS IB Course Offerings

International Baccalaureate Overview

Why take IB classes?

Numerous colleges and universities recognize that IB Diploma and Certificate students are well-prepared for college coursework and, as a result, may award college credit, scholarships, or, more rarely, even sophomore standing for certain scores on the IB Diploma. Do check specific university websites to review their policies.

* BSHS Academic Pathways: English español

Other reasons to take IB classes:

* Most rigorous course study at Bend High, great preparation for post-high school

* Teaches time management and priority setting

* Students learn how to prepare for a high stakes test and the strategies for performing well

* Gain the experience of writing college level papers in high school (research, analysis, conclusions, process)

* BSH IB Pamphlet

* IB Credit Articulations for Oregon Public Universities and Community Colleges

* Sample College Credits in Oregon

The Diploma Option:

The DP (Diploma Programme) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

What is CAS?

IB requires students to spend time developing themselves outside of the academic classroom. Students choose activities in the three areas of creativity, action and service. Learn more.

Extended Essay

IB requires students to write an extended essay on a topic of their choice within an IB subject that they have studied. Students have advisors that are staff members at BSH and trained to mentor them throughout the process. Learn more.

Extended Essay Guide

BSHS IB Alumni Student Profiles

Current IB Students:

* April/May 2024 Exam Schedule

* TOK Exhibition Rubric

* IB Access and Inclusion Policy

* IB Complaints Procedures


About the IB

Contact Us

Ms. Nye
IB Coordinator

Mr. Hutter
IB Coordinator