Freehold Regional High School District

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education, with final examinations, that prepares students aged 16 to 19 for success at university and in life beyond. Students take seven IB courses a year in their junior and senior years. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

The program is unique because of its academic and personal rigour. IB challenges students to excel in their studies and in their personal development, while aiming to inspire a love of learning throughout life that is marked by enthusiasm and empathy. It aspires to help schools develop well-rounded students who respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind, are confident in their own identities, make ethical decisions, join with others in celebrating our common humanity and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations.

Eligible Students: Declare Your Interest

Students who attend Freehold Township High School and Howell High School may elect to join the IB Diploma Programme at their home school.

Students in the Class of 2026 whose home school is Colts Neck, Freehold, Manalapan, and Marlboro may be able to participate in the Freehold Township IB Programme, if it is not at capacity. These students would attend Freehold Township High School for all four years, beginning in their freshman year. Interested eighth graders (Class of 2026) declare their commitment by December 22, 2021 on this form. Students and parents/ guardians are strongly encouraged to view attend the IB Informational Videos and attend the Open Houses.

Starting with the Class of 2025, parents/guardians will be responsible for IB exam fees, which are administered in either junior or senior year (depending on the course). As of the May 2021 exams, fees are $119 per exam. IB students take 5-6 exams. State regulations recognize that households of certain sizes and with annual incomes at or near federal poverty limits qualify for reduced tuition fees. Eligible parents/guardians may contact the IB Program Coordinator for more information.

New for the Class of 2025 (and following classes)

Q&A Webinars

The FRHSD will conduct two general information Q&A webinars about Magnet Programs and the International Baccalaureate Program. Administrators from Curriculum & Instruction will answer parent/guardian and student questions.

These are optional and not required to apply.

From the International Baccalaureate Organization: DP brochure and an introduction to the DP from teachers and students.

DP Brochure.pdf
Video DP Education.mp4