International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme seeks to create well-rounded and well-prepared students who excel in their future aspirations and studies.

IB Learner Profile - IB Learners Strive to be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, and Reflective

At DCHS, the program is split into two groups:

 

MYP

Middle Years Programme

The Middle Years Programme Stucture Diagram

MYP stands for the Middle Years Programme, which seeks to educate students with a wide variety of perspectives, local and international. According to academic studies, MYP students consistently achieve higher in critical academic skills.

Figure 1: Effect size of difference in performance between IB and non-IB students by grade.Table 1:  Percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced on mathematics, reading and science in MYP schools and non-MYP schools, 2009-2010.

The MYP grows creativity and independent thinking within students throughout their high school career, preparing them for the real world. It builds critical and reflective thinking skills in order to spread innovative and original ideas.

DP

Diploma Programme

The Diploma Programme Structure Diagram

DP Stands for the Diploma Programme, which follows after the MYP. It is optional, but very useful for aspiring scholars who seek to expand their knowledge. It is widely respected by the top universities of the world, due to the nature of its rigorous curriculum. It builds on the MYP, and seeks to further grow experience in various fields of study.