IB Core Components

The Diploma Programme Core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.  The Core is made up of three components:
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Extended Essay
  • CAS (Creativity, Activity, and Service)
All core components are required to earn the IB Diploma, and the scores on the TOK essay and the Extended Essay can combine to add points toward the overall IB Diploma.

At Leander High School, the core components are primarily supported via IB Pride Time (our advisory period).  IB Pride Time meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays for all IB juniors and seniors, and Tuesdays for IB sophomores.

2017-18 IB Core Pride Time Syllabus: Sophomores    Juniors    Seniors


Managebac (Management system for EE reflections)
Extended Essay Coordinators: Kate Hauenstein and Sabrina Hyden


Managebac (Management system for recording all CAS activities)
CAS Coordinator: Chelsea Cason

In addition to Pride Time in the junior year, TOK is a course taken in the senior year.
TOK Teacher: Penelope Feliciano