IB LogoThe International Baccalaureate Program

International Baccalaureate schools offer an integrated approach to college preparation that includes not only challenging coursework, but also develops a global perspective and awareness that will be critical to the success of students as they prepare for the changing and emerging careers of this century.


What does it mean to be an International Baccalaureate Diploma Student?

You are a curious, motivated student who has chosen a rigorous program of study where you will earn your regular CHS high school diploma and seek a second, the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, that is recognized around the world as evidence of the depth of your skills and your readiness for college.

What sets IB courses apart?

  • IB courses often connect together with respect to curriculum topics.
  • IB courses are noted for their writing across the curriculum as well as class presentations.
  • IB students must develop their own ideas in their writing and presentations as well as through class discussion.
  • IB science students develop and conduct their own laboratory experiments.
  • IB math students write math papers.
  • All IB courses possess an international education component.
  • IB students and teachers keep the IB learner profile in mind as they work together toward their shared goals.

How to become an IB Student at CHS

Families of incoming or current students are encouraged to contact us to explore the diploma program.

Brian Howard, Assistant Principal
email: bhoward@usd261.com

You can find out more information by clicking here. IB INFORMATION

To find out about CAS Hours, click here CAS Hours

Additionally, please visit the Diploma Programme page on the IB website at https://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/.

Out of District Students May Apply
Out of district students are encouraged to apply for the International Baccalaureate Diploma program and will be accepted based on space available and academic history.

The Mission of
International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.