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International Baccalaureate (IB) Information


International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

What is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is a nonprofit international educational organization that helps develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills of students to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. There are more than 1,139,000 IB students at 3,677 schools in 146 countries.

Both Rockwall High School and Rockwall-Heath High Schools are authorized as IB World Schools and offer the IB Diploma Programme for students in Grades 11 and 12. Students in Grades 11 and 12 can also take select IB courses using the course certificate option. In the State of Texas, students can receive 24 college credit hours from in-state public universities for successful completion of the IB Diploma.  In Rockwall ISD, all IB courses receive additional weight in the calculation of grade point averages.

What do colleges and universities think about the value of IB? Visit this link for more information.

For a one-pager on the Rockwall ISD's IB Programme, please visit this link. 

For additional information on Rockwall High School's IB Programme, please visit this link.

For additional information on Rockwall-Heath High School's IB Programme, visit this link.

For a more detailed look at the IB Programme in Rockwall ISD, please see the 2023-2024 Rockwall ISD International Baccaulerate Diploma Programme Handbook at this link.

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