International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 


PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Ms. Christine Smithson 

Mission Statement - The IB develops inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who create a better and more peaceful world through education that builds intercultural understanding and respect.

What is an IB Education - Established in 1968, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) was the first programme offered by the IB and is taught to students aged 16-19. The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay.

Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

Predicted Scores - When you apply to universities, especially overseas, you may be asked to provide your predicted IB scores.  To request your predicted scores you will submit this form.  Either the IB office or Ms. Heald will send these scores to your university.

The IB Diploma Programme at B-CC - Preparing Students to be Successful in Higher Education and to be Active Participants in a Global Society.

Who does what?

Ms. Christine Smithson - IB Diploma Coordinator (requirements, schedules, concerns etc). F106A

Ms. Mary Kane - CAS coordinator F106

B-CC Counseling Office - Scheduling

Ms. Maureen Bonner - Counseling Office (Transcripts, credits, MD graduation requirements) 

Ms. Kate Heald - College and Career Advising (UCAS accounts, international applications)

Pathway to university and employment

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities, and evidence suggests that higher rates of DP students go on to university and higher education study than non-IB students. 

The IB has launched a database that contains recognition statements for countries/territories, states and provinces (for USA and Canada respectively) and universities internationally.

The database features a selection of countries, states, and provinces that recognize the IB and are popular destinations for IB students (