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  • Jacksonville High School is proud to be an IB World School offering the full IB Diploma programme, IB certificate option, and IB Career Programme..  JHS is the only school in Onslow County that offers the IB Full Diploma Programme, and we were the first high school in NC to offer the IB Career Programme.  Since 2010 over 250 students have completed IB course work.  We embrace the mission of IB and share in the belief that the "International Baccalaureate aimes to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  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." 

    We currently offer the following IB Diploma courses:

    Group 1:  Studies in language and literature

    • IB Language and Literature HL 

    Group 2:  Language Acquisition

    • IB Language B Spanish SL

    Group 3:  Individuals and Societies

    • IB History HL
    • ITGS

    Group 4:  Experimental Sciences

    • IB Biology HL
    • IB Physics SL

    Group 5:  Mathematics

    • IB Math: Analysis and Approaches SL

    Group 6:  The Arts

    • IB Dance SL
    • IB Music SL
    • IB Visual Arts SL


    • IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
    • IB Personal and Professional Skills (PPS)


  • General Information

    The IB Diploma Program is offered to juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a comprehensive educational program to prepare for college.

    Advantages of the Full Diploma:

    • Coordinated Education
      • Courses all have inquiry-based focus
      • Hands-on investigations
      • Choice in major projects
      • Common topics taught in many classes
      • Coordination of due dates
    • Sense of community
      • Among students
      • With teachers
    • Second high school diploma that is recognized worldwide
    • Courses with an international focus
    • Many US colleges confer course credit and other privileges to IB Diploma holders

    Requirements to earn the Full Diploma:

    1. Complete the following course requirements:
      • 3 Higher Level (HL) classes over two years
      • 3 Standard Level (SL) classes
        • These 6 classes must cover the six areas of English, Social Science World Language, Science, Math and an elective (dance, music, visual arts, ITGS, or a second science)
      • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) class over two years
    2. Write an Extended Essay
      • 4,000 word investigation on a topic of student's choice with guidance
    3. Participate in extra curriculuar activities in the areas of Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS)
    4. Take IB Exams in all six courses and earn an average grade of 4 out of 7 points on each

  • What Universities and Colleges have JHS IB students attended? (Since 2010)

    Alabama University, American University, Appalachain State University, Belmont University, Campbell University, Duke University, East Carolina University, Elon University, University of Florida, George Mason University, Layfayette College, Liberty University, Meredith College, Methodist College, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina State University, Old Dominion University, San Diego State University, St. John's University, Texas State University, The University of the Arts, Townson University, Tufts University, United States Air Force Acaemdy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Naval Academy, University of North Carolina at Asheville, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, University of Rochester, University of South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Western Carolina University, West Virginia University, William and Mary College, William Peace University, Wingate University