To our IB Students and Families,
The International Baccalaureate Organization has announced that the May examinations for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme will take place on each individual campus.
As an organization, it is critical for the IB to ensure that the options it provides its global community of IB World Schools are based on compassion and fairness for the difficult circumstances that its students and educators are experiencing. As a result, based on considerable advice from stakeholders across the globe, including schools, students, universities and official bodies, the IB has determined what it believes to be the most responsible and ethical way forward.
The May 2022 examinations as scheduled between 29 April and 20 May for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates will take place on campus.
What is IB?
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a high-level college preparatory program designed for outstanding high school students. Students in the IB program have the option of pursuing either the full IB Diploma or Certificates in one or more areas of selected study. Students may earn college credit or advanced standing for their IB course work. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at 16-to-19-year-olds in 140 countries around the world. The programme provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognized by many universities worldwide. IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right question is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after they’ve left our programmes. Colleges always like to see prospective students challenge themselves, and those who risk their GPAs in order to take a more rigorous course of study stand out more than students with excellent GPAs who took a lighter course load.
The IB's mission
Since it was founded in 1968, the IB’s mission has been built on a cornerstone of creating a better world through education. We believe that now more than ever, and are committed to ensuring that our educational programmes reflect this for the benefit of IB schools and students.
SIMILARITIES Between AP and IB
- Looks good to colleges
- Advanced coursework prepares for post-secondary education
- Keeps advanced students engaged in school
- Can, at some Universities, receive college credit upon examination
The full diploma candidates receive a comprehensive liberal arts education. The program is comprised of six basic subject areas, and students study three subjects at the higher level and three at the subsidiary level. Students who choose to pursue Certificates in one or more areas without desiring the full IB Diploma may do so in the subject areas of their choice.
Examinations are available in all IB subject areas. Foreign and domestic colleges and universities recognize the IB program.
- English (Language A)
- Foreign Language (Language B)
- Social Science (Study of Man)
- Science (Experimental Science)
- Electives (Theater Arts & Music Theory)
Full diploma students are also required to complete the Theory of Knowledge course as well as write an extended essay and participate in community service.
Higher Level Tests are for courses that cover two years of study.
Standard Level Tests are for courses that cover one year of study.
Juniors are only allowed to take two tests. Seniors may take as many as they desire.
How to Enter
To participate in the International Baccalaureate program at FUHS, contact the coordinator, Mr. Henderson, at (714) 626-3994. This can be done as early as the winter of the student's eighth grade year or during the first two years of high school. Pre-testing or verification of past academic performance may be required.