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International Baccalaureate Program

Two-year comprehensive and rigorous pre-university curriculum.

Program Description

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a two-year comprehensive and rigorous pre-university curriculum leading to an IB diploma. Successful IB candidates are typically granted advanced placement credit at the finest universities and colleges in the nation. Students who participate in the full diploma program are actively engaged in a liberal arts curriculum that includes:

The International Baccalaureate (IB) External link opens in new window or tab. , based in Geneva Switzerland, governs and continuously monitors the academic content of IB Programs. Preparatory programs are offered at the primary and middle schools levels. To support teacher preparedness and student success, the IBO provides a wide range of services to the schools authorized to administer its programs that include:

Some of these services are available to prospective IB schools as well. There is an application process for schools wishing to become an authorized IB school. See the Diploma Programme in North America External link opens in new window or tab. for more information.

IB Exam Fee Reimbursement

Subject to fund availability, the CDE will reimburse districts for specified costs of the IB exam fees paid to the IBO on behalf of eligible students.

See further details for reimbursement on our Advanced Placement Web page.

Questions:   College Preparation and Postsecondary Programs Office | apibtestfee@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-6398
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