IB Diploma Program

IB Diploma Program

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a comprehensive, rigorous program of advanced studies that demands the best from motivated students. IB students study a broad spectrum of subjects and engage in research (Extended Essay) and experiential learning through school, community, and international activities. Since its founding in 1968, the IB Diploma has become a symbol of academic integrity and intellectual promise, recognized by leading universities in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Marietta High School’s IB Diploma Programme, authorized since 1995, aims to provide a balanced education, facilitate geographic mobility, develop 21st century leadership skills, and promote international understanding through a shared academic experience. All our IB Diploma subjects are taught over a two-year period across a wide range of disciplines leading to international examinations for students in grades 11 & 12. Our IB exam results compare favorably to those of other IB World Schools, and our students are widely accepted at competitive universities across America and abroad.

IB Subject Area


11th Grade Courses

12th Grade Courses

Group 1: Studies in Language & Literature (HL)

IB English HL: Literature I

IB English HL Literature II 

Group 2: Language Acquisition (HL & SL)

IB French B III, SL, HL

IB Spanish B III,, SL, HL

IB French B Sl, HL

IB Spanish B SL, HL 

Group 3: Individuals/Society (HL)

IB History of Europe HL I

IB History of Europe HL II 

Group 4: Science (SL)

IB Biology SL I

IB Chemistry SL I

IB Physics SL I (fall 2016)

IB Biology SL II

IB Chemistry SL II

IB Physics SL II (fall 2017) 


Group 5: Mathematics (HL & SL)

Advanced Algebra

IB Math SL (Precalulus)

AP Calculus BC

IB Math Studies SL

AP Calculus AB or BC

IB Math HL 

Group 6: Arts (HL & SL) +

Other IB 6th Subjects (HL & SL)

IB Theatre Arts HL I

IB/AP Music Theory

IB Film HL I

IB Psychology SL, HL I

Dual IB Sciences I

Dual IB Language B

IB Theatre Arts HL II

IB Music II SL, HL


IB Psychology SL, HL II

Dual IB Science II

Dual IB Language B 

Theory of Knowledge

Theory of Knowledge (Spring)

Theory of Knowledge (Fall)

IB DP Announcements


    IB Shadow Day for 8th & 9th Grade Parochial or Private School Students

    When:  Monday, December 3, 2015  7:15am - 2:30pm

    This event is to allow 8th or 9th grade students currently attending parochial or private schools considering the MHS IB Programme to spend a day at Marietta High School, hosted by students currently in the International Baccalaureate Programme.

    You must RSVP by Monday, November 30, 2015 to reserve a space for your student (event is limited to 20 students).  Please email Elise Goldstein at egoldstein@marietta-city.k12.ga.us with your student's name, current school and grade level.

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  • High School 101 - Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm

    This meeting will include information about our IB Programs, in addition to how to calculate GPA, the new SAT, Career Pathways, Scholarships, etc.  This workshop is open to current 8th grade and high school students and parents.

    When:  Saturday, November 14, 2015  9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:  Marietta High School; Lower "F" Hall


    IB 8th Grade Orientation Meeting - Thurs., Dec. 3, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Would you like to know more about how the MCS Magnet Program, the IB Middle Years Program, the Honors Program, the IB Diploma Program, and the IB Career-related Program work together?

    When:  Thursday, December 3, 2015  7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where:  Marietta High School, Seminar Room

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  • IB Student Handbook with overview of IB Diploma and IB Career Programs. Contains info on graduation requirements for Class of 2019, IB prerequisites, sample IB student schedules, honor code, frequently asked questions, acronyms, etc.
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    Come learn about new updates to the IB Programmes at Marietta High School! 
    IB 9th Grade Meeting - Tuesday, August 19, 2015 in MHS Seminar Room at 7:00pm
    IB 10th Grade Meeting - Monday, August 24, 2015 in MHS Seminar Room at 6:00pm (just prior to PTSA Fall Open House)
    IB 11th Grade Meeting - Thursday, September 3, 2015 in MHS Seminar Room at 7:00pm
    IB 12th Grade Meeting - Thursday, September 10, 2015 in MHS Media Center at 7:00pm 
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IB Diploma Files

CAS for IB Diploma Candidates

IB Meetings Slides


We are now using Managebac to record and reflect on CAS activities and to communicate with Extended Essay supervisors.
All MHS students pursuing an IB Diploma or an MYP Certificate have ManageBac memberships. Logon using your email address and a password emailed to you directly from ManageBac.


IBackers is the MHS IB parent support group for the MHS IB Diploma and Pre-Diploma programmes. Your $20 per family membership provides rewards and incentives for IB students throughout the four years of the program. If you’d like to join IBackers to support the students in the IB Programs, please complete the IBackers form located in the Resource section of this webpage. Choice of an IB bumper sticker or tote bag is given with IBackers membership. Additional stickers or tote bags may be purchased for $5.00 each.