International Baccalaureate

MVHS International Baccalaureate Course Options

 

 

Group

Course Name

Course Length

Testing Year

UC –Honors Recognition

1: Language A1

English HL**

2 years

12th grade

2 years

 

 

 

 

 

2: Language B

Spanish SL*

1 year

11th or 12th grade

1 year

 

Spanish HL**

2 years

12th grade

2 years

 

French SL*

1 year

12th grade

1 year

 

French HL**

2 years

12th grade

2 years

 

 

 

 

 

3: Individuals/Societies

History HL**

2 years

12th grade

1 year

 

Psychology HL**

2 years

12th grade

1 year

 

Psychology SL*

1 year

11th or 12th grade

1 year

 

 

 

 

 

4: Experimental Sciences

Biology HL**

2 years

12th grade

2 years

 

Chemistry SL*

1 year

11th or 12th grade

None

 

 

 

 

 

5: Mathematics

Math Studies SL

1 year

11th or 12th grade

None

 

Mathematics SL*

1 year

11th or 12th grade

None

 

Mathematics HL**

2 years

12th grade

2 years

 

 

 

 

 

6: The Arts *

Music SL*

1 year

11th or 12th grade

1 year

 

Visual Arts SL*

1 year

11th or 12th grade

1 year

 

Visual Arts HL**

2 years

12th grade

1 year

 

 

 

 

 

Core

TOK

12th grade

12th grade

 

 

CAS

 150 hours completed independently

No Test

 

 

Extended Essay

Completed independently

Essay due in 12th grade

 

**Course receives weighted grades both years for MVHS GPA computation

*Course receives weighted grades one year for MVHS GPA computation

  • UC System grants up to 8 semesters only of weighted/honors credit for either AP or IB courses.
  • Students must take 3 HL courses and 3 SL courses or 4 HL and 2 SL.
  • Students can take Psychology SL or an additional Science SL course in place of the Group 6 Arts courses.
Last Modified on January 27, 2012