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International Baccalaureate IB

About International Baccalaureate (IB)

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Schools must be authorized, by the IB organization, to offer any of the programmes.

The IB has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement. We work with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

Students at International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are given a unique education.
They will:

  • be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
  • take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
  • become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
  • be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world

University Admission
The International Baccalaureate® (IB), and the Diploma Programme (DP) in particular, enjoys a high level of respect and recognition among the world’s higher education institutions. For students, success in the IB often results in advanced standing, course credit, scholarships, and other admissions related benefits at many universities.

The IB works with the higher education community to ensure IB students get the recognition they have earned, as well as to examine and further develop our programmes to make sure we continue to offer the best preparation for university studies and life beyond.

Azusa HS IB Website

IB Curriculum

Students will take classes that would already be part of their academic plan—English, math, science, world language, art, history—but will be taught at more intellectual level. These courses will have culminating exams that are graded in other countries to ensure that students are indeed meeting international standards and not simply American standards for high school graduation. 

  • IB Biology
  • IB English Language and Literature
  • IB French
  • IB History of the Americas
  • IB Math Analysis & Approaches
  • IB Math Applications & Interpretations
  • IB Music
  • IB Psychology
  • IB Spanish Language
  • IB Symposium 
  • IB Theory of Knowledge
  • IB Visual Arts

8th-Grade Application

8th-Grade Application

Sophomore Applications

Sophomore IB Application

Sophomore Recommendation Form

Sophomore Teacher Recommendation Form

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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