High School is the only Aldine campus that is an authorized school for
the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP), and we are
currently one of only 43 IB Diploma Schools in the state of Texas.
Students who earn the full IB diploma and satisfy certain score
requirements are granted 24 hours of college credit at any public
college or university in Texas. Many other universities in the United
States and throughout the world also award credit for high scores
attained on IB exams. The Eisenhower IB Diploma Programme has an
application process and a few prerequisite course requirements, but any
student throughout the entire Aldine District with a passion for
learning and a strong work ethic are encouraged to apply.
IB Diploma is a comprehensive two-year curriculum (junior and senior
years) whose core is based upon international standards in six subject
areas. We offer the following courses:
Group 1: Language A
Group 2: Language B
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
• History of the Americas
Group 4: Experimental Sciences
Group 5: Mathematics
• Mathematical Studies
• Mathematics SL
Group 6: The Arts and Electives
• Visual Arts
• Or a second course from Group 4
IB Diploma candidate is required to choose one course from each of the
six areas above, as well as complete a Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course,
an extended essay (EE), and a creativity, action, and service (CAS)
Various assessments, both internal and external, are
done over the two years, with final examinations written in each
subject. Each of the six IB subjects is scored on a 1 to 7 scale, with
an additional 3 points available for TOK and the EE. In order to be
awarded the diploma, students must meet defined standards and
conditions, including a minimum of 24 points (out of a possible 45) and
the satisfactory completion of the TOK, EE, and CAS requirements.
IB Diploma Programme prepares students with the skills and attitudes
necessary to be successful in higher education and in their employment.
The International Baccalaureate Organization’s goal is to provide
students with the values and opportunities that will enable them to
develop sound judgment, make wise choices, and respect others in the
global community. Universities throughout the world recognize the
outstanding qualities of IB diploma students. They have a capacity for
in-depth study, know how to research a topic, and how to clearly express
their opinions. Typically, they are ready to debate real-world issues
from an international perspective, and provide leadership in their local
and global community.
Pre-IB Diploma Preparatory Programme:
help prepare students for the rigor of the Diploma Programme, we offer a
Pre-IB Diploma Preparatory Programme for sophomore students. It also
has an application process, but students who are accepted will be
automatically entered into the IB Diploma Programme their junior year if
they successfully complete the curriculum and maintain standards for
their sophomore year.
If you would like any additional
information about the IB Diploma Programme, or our Pre-IB Diploma
Preparatory courses for sophomores, please contact: Mr. Bobby Mansour at
Eisenhower by calling 281-878-0848, or call the District Magnet Office
at 281-985-6559, or visit www.ibo.org.