DP Overview

The IB Diploma Programme

The DP is a rigorous two-year program of international education for highly motivated students that is taken during 11th and 12th grade.  Students can opt to take either the whole programme for a Diploma, or individual subjects for a Certificate.

Students who choose to go for the full DP must take the following courses:

Junior Year                                                              

  • English HL         
  • French or Spanish SL/HL
  • History HL
  • Science - Environmental Systems and Societies
  • Math Studies SL
  • Math SL
  • Dance SL/HL Visual Arts SL/HL, or Business Management SL/HL

Senior Year

  • English HL         
  • French or Spanish HL
  • History HL
  • Science - Environmental Systems and Societies SL
  • Math Studies SL
  • Math SL
  • Dance HL, Visual Arts HL, or Business Management HL                                                                                                                                   
All full DP students will be in a shared Advisory, where they will take the Theory of Knowledge class, which evaluates ways and areas of knowing.  Full DP students must also complete an Extended Essay research project, and 150 hours in Creativity, Action, and Service projects. 

IB Diploma Programme Grant

Brooklyn Center High School was awarded a two-year, $100,000-a-year grant through Northwest Suburban Integration School District to cover the costs to implement the Diploma Programme.  This money has been used to train the DP staff, order textbooks and supplies for the anticipated classes, and pay IB application fees and the salary of the DP coordinator.