Saint Paul's Highland Park Senior High School proudly offers the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) to students. Since 1994, the IB Diploma Program has provided a rigorous college preparatory course of studies for students in 11th and 12th grade. The IB Middle Years Program became an official program for all 9th and 10th grade students in 2011. It provides a rigous, inquiry based, internationally-minded, and holistic approach that prepares students for the IB Diploma Program and college course work.
Highland Park is one of only three schools in St. Paul, and 18 in Minnesota, to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. The program started at Highland in 1994. Worldwide, IB is offered in more than 2,300 schools in 131 countries. Any student who is motivated to take stimulating classes is welcome to participate in Highland's program, either taking the complete IB Diploma curriculum or in IB Diploma individual courses in an area of interest. (Note: Because IB students assume high levels of responsibility and require support from their families, parents are asked to sign their approval on any IB registration).
The registration season for IB exams is open! Students will be invited to register first with their classroom teachers, and once those lists are processed with the IB DP coordinator, students will complete their registration by bringing in the fee or fee waiver to C Landreau, the IB DP coordinator, and fill out the full registration. Signing up with the teachers is Oct 5-14, completing registration with C Landreau is Oct 19-Nov 2.
See attached documents for registration form, letter of explanation, and exam dates. All of these are being mailed to each student enrolled in one or more IB Diploma classes also.
On Thursday, April 10, 2014, we celebrated our authorization as an IB World School twenty years ago. Staff, students, parents, and also retired teachers, principals, and alumni gathered to hear about how it all began, and to celebrate the Extneded Essays of our 25 Diploma Seniors and the CAS and other goals of our 42 IB Honors Seniors also.