International Baccalaureate Program

In April of 2007, Curtis High School joined a group of over 2000 schools in over 125 different countries authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme to junior and senior students who present outstanding academic achievement and that show excellent citizenship and good character. The IB Diploma Programme educates students with a high quality internationally recognized curriculum world wide. The IB Diploma Programme will help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

Course Sequence

Students are required to choose one subject from each of the six academic areas, although they can choose a second subject from Groups 1 to 5 instead of a Group 6 subject. Normally, three subjects (and not more than four) are taken at Higher Level (HL), and the others are taken at Standard Level (SL). Students must also complete an Extended Essay, follow a

Theory of Knowledge course (TOK), and participate in Creativity, Action, Service

International Baccalaureate Teachers

English: Mr. Cogan, Ms. Pillarella

World Languages: Mrs. Isasi-Endress, Ms. Russo, Ms. Susca

Individuals and Society: Mr. Basso, Ms. Isaac, Ms. Rokicki,

Ms. Urso

Experimental Sciences: Ms. Jackson, Ms. Obert

Mathematics and Computer Science: Ms. Antosz, Ms. Francis

The Arts: Ms. Fugate, Ms. Napolitano, Ms. Erck, Mr. Bresowsky

Theory of Knowledge: Mr. Williams

CAS Coordinator: Ms. Goodacre

Extended Essay Coordinator: Mrs. Pillarella

IB Links

IB Program Requirements

Extended Essay

IB Alumni Newsletter

IBO Website

DP students achieve high enrollment and graduation rates at U.S. post-secondary institutions

New York Post Hidden Gems

IB Open House 2017

Impact of the IB Diploma Program

Johns Hopkins Institute examines IB programme success within Chicago Public Schools

Information for IB Diploma Program Parents

International Baccalaureate May 2018 Exam Schedule

IB ASSESSMENT RESULTS are available beginning July 6th

- IB Personal Code and IB Pin Number are necessary

(this information was provided to student in school)

- Click HERE to access secure IB results site

To have your IB results forwarded to a college or university

click HERE

Thank you to the students who took the IB/Scholars

Entrance Exam. Your results will be mailed to you directly from the Department of Education.


Best List of College Scholarships

IB calendars


Assistant Principal: Mr. J. Crowdell - Room 183 (ext. 1830)

Coordinator: Ms. K.Francis - Room 283 (ext. 2830)

Guidance Counselor: Ms. Marin - Room 138 (ext. 5305)

Dean: Ms. Beresford - Room 233 (ext. 5305)

Department Aide/Para