Welcome to the North IB Program Website.
Thank you for your interest in the IB program. The NEW IB application is now available HERE
All application deadlines have passed. Late
applications will be considered based on availability.
As of 5/25/2017, The IB Program is at 93% capacity for incoming 9th graders.
If you are still interested in attending, apply before it's too late.
Notifications of acceptance to the North IB program have all been sent via email. If you have any questions please email us at NorthIBProgram@PhoenixUnion.org
Summer Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
11:00 AM-3:30 PM
(Closed on Friday)
WHY CONSIDER THE IB PROGRAM?
- Focuses on preparing students for success in
- Increases college acceptance opportunities—many of
the United States’ leading academic institutions grant students special
considerations for having completed this rigorous college preparatory program.
- Prepares students for competence in all major
- Results in opportunities for advanced standing
or course credit at the college level.
- Promotes learning beyond current honors and
Advanced Placement offerings.
- Promotes international understanding through a
shared academic experience.
- Increases college scholarship opportunities.
TESTING REQUIREMENTS JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR
Students will take one IB exam from each of the following six subject areas during the junior and senior years:
Language A (native language - English)
Language B (second language - Spanish or French)
Individuals and Societies (History or Anthropology)
Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)
Elective (choice of a second science, a second social studies, a second foreign language, theatre arts,or visual arts)
IB DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
During the junior and senior years students will take six IB exams, three at a higher level and three at a standard level. One exam will be taken from each of the six subject areas listed above. In addition, the diploma candidate must meet the following three requirements:
Complete an interdisciplinary course called Theory of Knowledge,
Prepare an extended essay reflecting independent research, and
Complete at least 250 hours of CAS hours (extracurricular activities that can be categorized as creativity, action, or service).