What is the Diploma Program?
The DP is designed for students aged 16 through 18. At Stockton Collegiate, DP years are 11th and 12th grades.
"The programme aims to develop students who have excellent
breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish
physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically."
(from IB website Diploma Programme)
Schools must be authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the DP. Stockton Collegiate was initially authorized in 2010 with a renewal in 2017.
Stockton Collegiate is an IB Continuum school offering three IB Programmes. The three programs are integrated, build upon one another, and offer a rich, rigorous education that enables students to be problem-solving, critically-thinking, life-long learners able to pursue any educational and career path.
A K12 IB education prepares students for the challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing world.
IB Learner Profile
The IB Learner Profile is at the heart of an IB education. The ten attributes describe expectations for students, teachers, staff, and parents. The IB Learner Profile guides curricular choices and is the framework for all school activity--academic, inter-personal, and extra-curricular.
"The Extended Essay is an independent, self-directed piece of
research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper...[which] provides
practical preparation for undergraduate research and an
opportunity for students to investigate a topic of special
interest to them." (from IB website Diploma Programme)
Stockton Collegiate DP students have written on a wide range of topics in all subjects.
IB and College
An IB education prepares students for college. IB students are prepared for the work load and for the thinking, reading, and writing required in all disciplines at the university level.
DP courses are college level courses.
Colleges and universities recognize the value of an IB education.
IB exams scores of 5, 6, or 7 equal college course credit
IB Diploma recipients can enter college as a sophomore
Visit the University Policy Index to review the IB policy at a particular college or university.
DP Courses at SCIS
"The 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
DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge,
complete independent research and undertake a project that
often involves community service."
(from IB website Diploma Programme)
At Stockton Collegiate, classes meet on an A/B day schedule of 95 minute periods so a student has four periods each day.
Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled two times a year--in October and March. All students participate in leading the conference by reviewing their accomplishments, challenges, projects, and goals. Teachers contribute their observations, provide context for the student's progress, and answer questions as necessary.
Students in all grades benefit from access to robust internet service in all classroom across all buildings. DP students are issued laptops. All students have a school email address. Classrooms are equipped with Apple TVs and monitors.
The Technology Acceptable Use Policy governs the appropriate use of technology.
ManageBac is an IB specific tool that Stockton Collegiate uses to post course syllabi, assignments, deadlines, formative and summative assessments, and grades on assignments and assessments. ManageBac is also the school's primary communication tool. Parents have access to all their students assignments and progress. School notices of all types--academic, event notices, schedule changes, and more--are sent to parents/guardians via email through ManageBac.
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