• IB at GRHS

    International Baccalaureate (IB) at Grand Rapids High School is a demanding two-year, pre-university, internationally-based program for motivated juniors and seniors. GRHS was the first school in Minnesota to be IB. An IB Diploma is the most comprehensive and thorough preparation available for higher education.

    GRHS IB Coordinator:
    Dale Christy 218-327-5760, ext. 41528,

    IB Diploma candidates are required to:

    • Study six courses - one in each of the six IB subject areas.
    • Take “Theory of Knowledge” - a unique course on the philosophy of learning
    • Write an Extended Essay - a college-level research paper done under the direct supervision of one of our staff.
    • Participate in CAS - a two-year program that includes 150 hours of creativity, activity, and service.
    • Take the IB Exams.

    IB Subject Areas

    • Group 1: Language A (IB English 11 & 12)
    • Group 2: Language B (IB German III & IV or IB Spanish III & IV)
    • Group 3: Individuals and Societies (IB Economics 11 & 12 or IB History 11 & 12)
    • Group 4: Experimental Sciences (IB Chemistry I & II, IB Physics I & II or IB Biology)
    • Group 5: Mathematics (IB Pre-Calculus or IB Calculus)
    • Group 6: Arts and Electives (IB Studio Art, IB Business and Management, or IB Elective of additional course in group 3 or 4)

    More information is available on the International Baccalaureate website at www.ibo.org.

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