• The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

    The IB Diploma Program (DP) is a rigorous course of study, and the ideal IB student is an independent, motivated learner. A student with average ability, who is willing to work and has consistent and organized work habits, will succeed.

    The full diploma requires students to study six subject areas over two years (Language, Second Language, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics, and the Arts) and a complete a core of three parts (theory of knowledge, extended essay and creativity, action and service) with the support from advisors and staff.

    In addition, IB Career-related Program (IBCP) requires students to specialize in, and focus on, a career-related pathway, at least two IB courses and complete the IBCP core of the three parts (Reflective Project, Language Development, and Service Learning) over two years with support from the IB staff.

    IB courses, the IB Diploma Programme, and the IB Career-related Certificate Program are offered at Jacksonville High School. For more information about the IB Diploma Programme or IB Career-Related Programme, please contact Amber Lumley, JHS IB Coordinator at (910) 989-2048. For general IB questions, please contact Michael Elder in the Division of College and Career Readiness at (910) 455- 2211 extension 20264.

  • IB Biology

  • IB History of the American

  • IB Psychology

  • IB French Through Pamoja

  • IB Language (English)

  • IB Language (Spanish)

  • IB Mandarin Chinese Through Pamoja

  • IB Music

  • IB Personal and Professional Skills

  • IB Sports Exercise and Health Science

  • IB Theory of Knowledge