Message from Superintendent
The IB Programme will allow our students the opportunity to choose courses that will have them competing in an international
arena with students from all over the world. The challenges that will be met will allow our students to aspire to international
levels and mastery that very few future citizens will have the opportunity to experience.
Success within this program of study will ensure that our students will not only be a vital part of the 21st century
but will also be its leaders. This program has the potential to plant the necessary seeds of academic success for our
students to realize extraordinary dreams and be the real history makers for the world.
Dr. John Kirby
IB Diploma vs. IB Certificate
Latta High School will offer students the option of taking individual IB courses for certificate credit or taking all
of the necessary courses to earn the IB Diploma. Students who are interested in a specific topic may want to take one
or more courses to gain more knowledge of the subject or to better prepare themselves for college classes. Students
who would like to earn the IB Diploma will be required to take 6 IB Courses including the three core requirements.
Courses will be SL (Standard Level) or HL (Higher Level). If you are interested in college credit, please remember
that most colleges require that certificates be at HL level in order to receive credit for a single course.
IB at Latta High School
The Diploma Programme is only open to high school juniors and seniors. Students who wish to enter the program are strongly
encouraged to take appropriate courses to help prepare for the rigor of the IB courses. Latta High School will offer the
following IB courses:
- Math Studies
- History of Americas
- Visual Arts
If a student is pursuing the IB Diploma, they must complete the IB core requirements.
- Creativity , Action, & Service (CAS) - Students will be asked to document their activities in the areas of creativity,
action, and service to extend their knowledge beyond the classroom and pure academics.
- Theory of Knowledge (ToK) - This course encourages students to dissect the ways in which knowledge happens and to
examine why we think the way that we do.
- Extended Essay - Students will complete an intensive research process that culminates in a top-notch research paper.
You can learn much more about the International Baccalaureate program at the link below: