Preparing students for success in higher education and life in a global society
Our International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program is offered at Kennewick High School. The IB Diploma program, which offers an academically challenging and balanced education program that prepares students for success in university and life beyond, is designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. Individual student success is largely determined by academic motivation and active participation.
The IB program is recognized as one of the most academically rigorous college preparatory programs in the world. The highly respected two-year curriculum focuses on classical liberal arts and sciences. Founded in the 1960s to serve international students, the IB program is now available in more than 1,460 schools around the world. This challenging educational program is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of life options, especially success in college.
The IB program at Kennewick High is a four-year course of study with two phases: Pre-IB and IB. Students begin with Pre-IB honors courses in the ninth and 10th grades. These classes prepare students for the rigor and critical thinking required in the official 11th and 12th grade IB courses.
IB curriculum subject areas:
- Social studies
- World language
- Electives: Music, visual art, computer science and a second science or a second world language
Kennewick High School students may pursue the internationally recognized IB Diploma by taking IB classes in six subject areas, the IB Scholar designation with four subject areas, or IB Certificates through individual courses. The IB program is also open to all interested Kennewick School District students, as well as transfer students from the surrounding area.
For more information about the IB Program, contact: