International Baccalaureate at Laurel High School

Laurel High School is proud to offer the IB Diploma Program since 1989.

Courses offered in the IB Diploma Program include:

Participation in the IB Diploma Program starts in the 11th Grade Year. However, most students begin preparing for the DP in 9th grade with select courses at Laurel High School.

Interested students apply for entry to the IB Program in 8th Grade from local middle schools. Applications are available in December of each year and offers for participation are sent in April.

  • All IB Diploma Program Seniors have been accepted to college for 3 years running
  • IB students have made up the top 10% of LHS graduating classes annually
  • IB Diploma candidates have received prestigious scholarships like the Gates Millenium Scholarship, Posse Scholarship or the CEOs Scholarship for PGCPS
  • IB Diploma students participate in all major sports at Laurel High School

IB Courses Offered at Laurel IB

  • English Literature HL
  • History HL
  • Mathematics SL
  • Math Studies SL
  • French SL
  • Spanish SL
  • Biology SL & HL
  • Chemistry SL
  • Sports Exercise and Health Science SL
  • Dance HL
  • Theatre SL & HL
  • Music HL
  • Visual Arts SL & HL
  • Theory of Knowledge

Laurel High School Mission Statement

Laurel High School offers an academically challenging environment, where our diverse student population

works, learns, and prepares together, for opportunities ahead of them as lifelong learners in a global community.

IBO Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the IBO 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.

What is IB? PBS News Hour 9/28/2018