Diploma Programme (DP)

Grades 11-12

The International Baccalaurate® (IB) Diploma Program (DP) is designed for juniors and seniors and seeks to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who floruish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. (www.ibo.org)

The IB Diploma Program is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities, and evidence suggests that higher rates of DP students go on to university and higher education study than non-IB students. (ibo.org)

At FCPS schools and James Monroe High School, we want to offer all of our students as many opportunities for success as possible. For those students seeking rigorous preparation and qualification for university and higher education after high school, FCPS and JMHS offer both the AP and IB courses and programs. Starting in the 2017-18 school years, students can select AP and IB courses (called course classes in IB) of their choice, or opt to enroll in the full IB Diploma Program.Currently, for the 2017-18 school years, the first cohort of students selected for the DP are working through year two of the program and completing their requirements for the IB Diploma. Our second ever cohort is beginning year one. In addition, we have some students that elected to take one IB class as a course class.

For further informationa and details on the IB Diploma Program, please review the link below to our FCPS presentation on the program as well as clicking the link to the IB’s public website.




Documents for Scholars/Families:

  • Rising freshmen and rising sophomores considering applying to the IB Diploma Program for their junior year should take the recommended courses in preparation for seeking acceptance into the program. Any questions can be referred to the Diploma Coordinator, Mr. James Snyder, or to the student’s school counselor.  Pre-IB Course Sequences 2017-18