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Casey Hall

Coordinator

770.651.6626      Email Mr.Hall

Douglas County High School is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the IB Diploma Program.  The school received its official letter of welcome to the international community of IB world schools in April 2007.  School year 2006-07 was the affiliation year for the school.   100% of IB students earned college credit and passed all exams. In May 2010, the first class of Douglas County High School students to earn an IB diploma had an average GPA of 3.718 and the average SAT score was 1247.

The International Baccalaureate Program offers a rigorous, comprehensive approach to learning.  Syllabi and examinations incorporate global perspectives.  The program is based on the concept that the upper secondary level education should encompass a broad range of subjects.  These subjects accommodate diverse student interests and intentions while adhering to the objectives of a cohesive liberal education.  Students will need to meet all requirements for a high school diploma for Douglas County Schools and for the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The curriculum is designed to provide a broad liberal arts experience for the college bound student.  Each student will become proficient in language and mathematics, the two most important tools of communication and analysis.  The student will study human behavior and the process of educational inquiry.  The educational experience will provide the student with a well-rounded, highly academic course of study, emphasizing the development of the total individual.

Participation in the International Baccalaureate Program begins with preparatory IB courses in the freshman year.  The curriculum in the ninth and tenth grades emphasizes higher levels of thinking and critical analysis.  Successful completion of the course work and examinations at the junior/senior level may earn credit or advanced placement at colleges and universities around the world.

The IB Program is designed for the academically able and highly motivated, self-disciplined student who is successful in all academic areas.  Any Douglas County student may apply for admission to the IB program at Douglas County High School.  Transportation will be provided from central pick-up points.

The program offers students enhanced learning opportunities as well as opportunities for significant credits accepted at the University level for students achieving sufficiently high IB test results.  The program is recognized internationally and gives students advantages for scholarships and admission to highly selective Universities.

You will find on the Douglas County High School website available downloads of the International Baccalaureate Program Application documents (click here).  Please return the Application, Signed Consent, Questionnaire and Parent Questionnaire to Casey Hall, Douglas County High School, 8705 Campbellton Street, Douglasville, GA, 30134, or via county school mail to DCHS - IB. 

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