Welcome to WVIB Diploma Programme
West Valley High School has been approved as an International Baccalaureate school beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. The International Baccalaureate prepares students for higher education through a series of classes in the eleventh and twelfth grades. The program interconnects the courses so that students learn course content while developing the attributes of IB Learner Profile.
In addition, students broaden their knowledge and skills by completing the IB Core. This includes setting and achieving goals in Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS), a 4,000-word extended essay, and a Theory of Knowledge course. Students may earn as many as 30 college units by completing the IB Diploma. Assessments to earn college credit include end of year exams as well as classroom writings and labs. Students who earn the IB Diploma typically are more likely to gain acceptance to a higher level university including Ivy League and other prestigious schools.
For more information, please visit the IB website.
This brochure shows what is needed to obtain a WVIB diploma at the end of a student's 12th grade year.