AIS is a Candidate School
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Diploma Programme and Pursuing Authorization as an IB World School.
American International School is a Candidate School for the Diploma programme . This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that American International School believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
What is the DP?
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19.
Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the Diploma Programme (DP). The program aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge—students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.
The DP Curriculum
The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS), and the extended essay.
Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research, and undertake a project that often involves community service.
Read about the DP curriculum.
Students at International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are given a unique, challenging, and diverse education.
IB learners are:
encouraged to think critically and solve complex problems
drive their own learning
a core part in educational programs that can lead them to some of the highest-ranking universities around the world
more culturally aware through the development of a second language
able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.