The IB curriculum courses include six curriculum areas of focus during the 11th and 12th grade years. Three different pathways are offered: Individual Courses, IB Career Program, and IB Diploma
Individual Courses: Students can opt to take academic courses from the six curriculum groups below. These are taken individually according to student interest and ability.
- Group 1: IB Language A - Studies in Language and Literature (SL/HL) - English Language Arts, which includes the study of world literature
- Group 2: IB Language B - Language Acquisition (ab initio/SL/HL) - Chinese, French, German, Spanish
- Group 3: IB Individuals and Societies (SL/HL) - History of the Americas and 20th Century World History, Psychology, Art History, Business and Management
- Group 4: IB Sciences (SL/HL) - Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Design Technology
- Group 5: IB Mathematics-Mathematical Studies (SL), Mathematics SL, Mathematics HL
- Group 6: IB Arts and Electives (SL/HL)—Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Art, Art History
The International Baccalaureate Program is a rigorous two-year world-renowned pre-university curriculum providing students with a balanced in-depth education. The student who satisfies program demands demonstrates a strong commitment to learning in terms of mastering subject content and developing critical thinking skills and discipline necessary for success in a competitive world.
The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) in Canyons District is a magnet program housed at Hillcrest High School since 2002; IB Diplomas were first awarded at Hillcrest to qualifying students of the class of 2005. Students who wish to pursue the IB program must attend Hillcrest during the 11th, and 12th grades; it is preferred that students attend Hillcrest for the 9th and 10th grade as preparatory years.
IB has an international curriculum, which is prescribed, monitored, and proctored by educators around the world. What makes IB unique is that students must expand their academic efforts to create an internationally balanced, well rounded, and challenging educational experience. Assessment in IB courses is based on critical thinking skills of analyzing, contrast, and comparison, and the ability to present the information in an educated and efficient manner, whether written, oral, or by other methods.
All IB courses for grades 11th and 12th, REQUIRE completion of all international assessments as part of the curriculum.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE COURSES