Life in the 21st century, in an interconnected, globalized world, requires critical-thinking skills and a sense of international-mindedness, something that International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme students come to know and understand.
The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The programme is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities.
One requirement for the IB Diploma is participation in the CAS program. CAS stands for Creativity, Action and Service. Students plan, carry out and reflect upon their own activities outside of the classroom, in order to develop new skills and deepen areas of interest while contributing to various communities. As part of CAS, students from H.I.S. have learned to play musical instruments, worked in homes for the elderly and have undertaken projects in Namibia, Costa Rica and Belize.
HIS was authorized to offer the IBDP in December 2008, the programme commenced the following year and our first IB Diploma class graduated in 2011. For more information on the IBDP please visit www.ibo.org/diploma