The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a globally-recognized educational program that teaches from an international perspective with a college-level curriculum. The IB Diploma Programme starts in the 11th grade and lasts for two years up until graduation. IB Diploma students are required to take classes from six different subject areas with examinations at the end of the two-year period. The IBDP curriculum is rigorous, requiring that students complete an advanced academic program consisting of the study of literature, language, individuals and societies, experimental sciences, mathematics, epistemology and the arts. Students are also expected to participate in a critical thinking course called Theory of Knowledge (TOK), complete 150 hours of creative, action, and service activities (CAS), as well as a 4,000 word college-level research thesis (Extended Essay).
Offered exclusively at Humble High School, the IB Diploma Programme is an excellent academic option for those seeking to earn college credit through a challenging and balanced programme of education that will prepare them for success at the university level and beyond.
Students must complete an application and interview before being accepted into the program. It is recommended that students apply for admission in the spring semester of their 8th or 9th grade year so they can be enrolled in preparatory classes that will prepare them for the rigorous IBDP coursework they'll encounter their junior and senior year.
The IB Diploma Programme at Humble High School aims to develop open-minded, reflective thinkers who experience a broad and balanced choice of advanced academics through rigorous coursework aimed at creating knowledgeable and caring citizens in an ever-changing global society.
The vision of the IB Diploma Programme at Humble High School is to develop students who are independent thinkers, life-long learners, and productive global citizens.
The IB Diploma Programme at Humble High School strives to serve the district's highly motivated and academically talented students by expanding opportunities for original and critical thought through the academically rigorous study of traditional disciplines; educating the whole person so that our students become lifelong learners, self-aware and compassionate thinkers, and informed participants in both local, state, national, and world affairs; and encouraging them to become educated on and accepting of cultural diversity and to develop international perspectives.
For additional information, please contact Mrs. Donna Ullrich, Humble High School Principal, Ms. Sherrill Lane, IB Diploma Programme Campus Coordinator or Dr. Charles Ned, Director of Advanced Academics.