At HIS we follow an inquiry-based curriculum framework which was designed to meet the needs of students living in diverse international communities. Using the expectations and learning aims from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme guidelines for content and conceptual approaches, HIS faculty provide learning experiences for students that challenge and extend their understanding for students in High School, grades 9-12.
What is DP?
Grades 11-12 at HIS are authorized to deliver the IB Diploma Programme (DP). The DP curriculum is disciplinary in nature, with students generally selecting higher or standard levels in each of six subject groupings: Language A, Language B, Individuals & Societies, Science, Math, and the Arts. In addition, students have course requirements in Theory of Knowledge (TOK), complete a 4000-word Extended Essay (EE), and satisfy a significant expectation for Creativity, Activity, & Service (CAS). While not all students will be registered as full DP students, those who meet all the requirements by the IBO may receive an IB Diploma or IB Bilingual Diploma.