Douglas County High School

 International Baccalaureate

 World School

Attention 8th graders: 

It's time to apply for the IB Magnet Program

 for the Class of 2028!

The Application Timeline:

DCHS will hold an IB Program informational meeting on Thursday, November 16th at 6:30pm in the DCHS Theatre. A video of Mr. Bennett, our IB Diploma Program Coordinator, presenting the information from last year's meeting can be found on our prospective students page - Prospective Students . The slides are also available as a PDF. Students may apply using the link below. The rest of the links below can be used to further investigate the IB and what an IB education means for you. 

Magnet Application Link

Teacher Recommendation Link (Copy the link and send it to your teachers)

The deadline to apply to all magnet programs is Monday, December 11, 2023.

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

The IB Diploma Program (IB DP) 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 while working towards the IB Diploma. 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 Program (DP). The program 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 IB