Who is Eligible for the IB Diploma Program?
The IB Diploma Program is an inclusive district program that is open to all School District 42 Canadian and International students.
The DP is a rigorous course of study for motivated students. A student should have at least a B average in grades 9 and 10, but more importantly a student should have a love of learning, an interest in and curiosity about the world around them, a solid work ethic combined with determination, a willingness to develop organizational skills, and a strong commitment to learning in and beyond the classroom.
Most successful Diploma Program students lead full, well-rounded lives. They are often members of athletic teams, clubs or music groups, and are involved in a wide range of activities. Time management and organization are key skills the IB Diploma Program develops in students.
How Should I Prepare for the IB Diploma Program?
If the program interests you, we recommend that a student transfers to Garibaldi in grade 8 or 9, as this will give the student access to our IB Middle Years Program (IB MYP) and our IB DP preparation program, which consists of MYP Guided Inquiry 9 and MYP Enrichment 10 options. This prepares them well for the beginning of IB DP in Grade 11.
If you intend to transfer to the IB Diploma Program in grade 11, we recommend that you take any Honours or Advanced options offered at your present school.
How Much Does the IB Diploma Program Cost?
The cost for the full IB Diploma is $500 per year for a total of $1,000. This money helps to defray the cost of the IB program, and allows us to continue to offer IB at Garibaldi.
For students not taking the full IB Diploma, the cost for individual IB DP courses is $120 per course, with a cap of $300.
How Do I Apply to the IB Diploma Program?
GSS students: Please deliver application packages directly to Mr. Levesque.
Non-GSS students: Please attach a copy of your first term report card with your application. Email packages to Mr. Levesque at firstname.lastname@example.org . A confirmation email indicating receipt of your application package will be sent to you. Please contact Mr. Levesque directly if you do not receive this confirmation email.
All applications are due by March 2021.
How Do I Get More Information?
If you have any questions regarding the IB DP Program, please email one of our IB Coordinators – Ms. Gibeault at email@example.com or Mr. Ludeman at firstname.lastname@example.org . Our IB DP Counselor is Ms. Lemieux, and she can be reached at email@example.com .