Lamar High School IB Diploma Programme

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ol has been an IB World School since January 2009. The IB programme at Lamar offers advanced courses through which students are exposed to an international standard.

Students in the Diploma Programme choose six subjects to study (one subject from each of the six diploma subject groups) over two years. Students typically choose to study three to four subjects at the Higher Level (HL) and two to three subjects at the Standard Level (SL). 

In the May 2015 Examination Session, students tested in the following subjects: Biology SL, Chemistry SL, Chemistry HL, English A: Literature HL, Environmental Systems and Societies SL, French B SL, German B SL, History of Americas HL, Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) HL, ITGS SL, Latin SL, Math.Studies SL,  Mathematics SL, Physics SL, Spanish B SL, Theory of Knowledge, Visual Arts HL.

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), founded in 1968, is a recognized leader in the field of international education. It is a non-profit, mission-driven foundation that works with 3,632 schools to develop and offer three challenging programs in 146 countries to approximately 1,116,000 students. (July 2013)


While the IB programs cultivate internationalism and respect for other cultures, they also adapt to the local environment and allow students to maintain a strong sense of cultural identity. Students are taught to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged citizens, who gain practical experience of being part of an international community.

Unlike the Advanced Placement program offered by College Board, the IB program offers a special “IB Diploma” that involves courses at both standard and higher level. Some colleges, but not all, offer some college credit for this diploma and the associated end-of-year exams and projects. 

The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students, in grades 11 and 12, for success at university and life beyond. The programme is taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities.

For more information about the International Baccalaureate Program, please visit .


Mission Statement:

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.

IB Learner Profile:

IB learners strive to be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, and Reflective



Kathy Hitt
Diploma Program Coordinator

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