Douglas County High School

International Baccalaureate

World School

Attention 8th graders:

It's time to apply for the IB magnet program for 2023-2024

DCHS held an IB program informational meeting on October 27th, 2022 at 6:30pm in the DCHS Theatre. A video of Mr. Bennett, our IB Diploma Program Coordinator, presenting the information from that night can be found below. The slides are also available as a PDF. Students may apply using the link below.

Magnet Application Link

Magnet Timeline

The deadline to apply to all magnet programs is Monday, December 12, 2022.

Please contact the DCHS IB Coordinator Robert Bennett at for more information.

2022-11-07 - IB Magnet Info Presentation
2022-10-27 - IB Magnet Information Night - Slides for Distribution.pdf

The IB Diploma Program is designed to engage students in a comprehensive educational experience that hones work habits, skills as learners, fosters interdisciplinary research, and prepares students for global citizenship. Students in our IB magnet program will spend their 9th and 10th grade years gaining knowledge, skills, and work habits in preparation for the IB DP during their 11th and 12th grade years. Students spend their junior and senior years immersed in studies and experiences that will ready them for college and beyond. Students who are enrolled in the DCHS IB Diploma Program are highly motivated students of various backgrounds, abilities, and interests.

Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the Diploma Programme (DP). The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.

Find out more about the DP.




The Value of an IB Education


IB DP Brochure

IB Website

10 Reasons to Be IB

IB Coordinator- Robert Bennett

IB Executive Assistant - Debbie Ellis

IB Academic Advisor - Suzanne Helms,