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Message from the Coordinator


Long Beach School District is proud to offer our students the opportunity to be part of the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.  It is recognized as one of the most challenging college-preparatory curricula available and is offered in more than 2,460 schools and in 146 countries.


The IB Diploma requires highly motivated and academically able students to commit to a two-year course of study, during their junior and senior years, which conforms to world standards, in addition state standards.  Students will earn an IB Diploma upon the successful completion of the course work, external assessments in six academic areas, and special features such as Extended Essay, CAS (Community, Activity, and Service) and Theory of Knowledge. In addition to the Diploma Program, students at Long Beach High School can also take individual IB courses and receive a certificate by taking the IB exams. Many colleges and universities offer advanced standing or course credit to students with strong IB exam results. 


Please review the IB Student-Parent Guide that explains the basic elements of the program and join us at Parent Information sessions throughout the year.  The decision to take IB courses, whether for a certificate or the full diploma, should be made with the guidance of both parents/guardians and counselors.


Those interested in learning more about the IB Diploma Program, should contact Jennifer Quinn, coordinator of the International Baccalaureate Program by phoning 516-771-3945 or emailing at jquinn@lbeach.org.


Sincerely,

Jennifer Quinn

 







International Baccalaureate Program
Long Beach Public Schools