ODESSA HIGH SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM
The International Baccalaureate Program is an academically challenging course of study designed to meet the needs of highly motivated students and to promote international understanding. The effectiveness of the IB program is due not only to the depth of the individual courses, but also to the comprehensive nature of the program. Unlike other honors programs, the IB Program requires each student to take courses in six academic areas. To qualify for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, students must take examinations in six subject areas, participate in the Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) program and write and extended essay during the 11th and 12th grade years.
The diploma candidate must also take a unique course known as Theory of Knowledge. In this course, students explore the connections and similarities among various subjects, learn to think critically, and apply interrelated concepts.
State supported universities in Texas award 24 semester hours for students who earn the IB Diploma. This award of credit is equivalent to the freshman year of college.
Many students earning the IB Diploma are awarded advanced college credit at prestigious universities around the world. Many highly competitive colleges and universities recognize the IB Diploma for admissions and/or advanced standing.
Prospective StudentsParent and Student MeetingsEducational Planning for grades 9 and 10
Application for the 10th gradeTimelineParent Information BookletCourse Selection ChartI.B. Learner ProfileQuestions and AnswersCurrent IB StudentsParent Information BookletC.A.S. LinkExtended Essay GuideI.B. Learner ProfileT.O.K. Essay - LagamaatInformation for StudentsDiploma Candidates