IB Diploma Program

Littleton High School's International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

A once in a lifetime educational opportunity that uniquely prepares students for college and beyond. IB students attend universities all over the world often with scholarships and advanced credits. And Littleton is home to world-class, specially trained, IB educators who are passionate about their subject area.

 

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What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program?

The Diploma Program (DP) is a rigorous curriculum designed by the International Baccalaureate for juniors and seniors.  Students study six subjects over two years and complete an Extended Essay (a 4,000 word research essay), Theory of Knowledge Course (TOK) and participate in 150 hours of Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS). 

 

Why IB?

  • IB research shows that DP graduates are more likely to be accepted at top Universities
  • College credit often given for IB courses at many Universities
  • International classes prepare students to be a leader in our changing global society
  • Two year, cohesive, comprehensive curriculum not a collection of individual courses
  • Students learn to think independently and critically 
  • CAS provides for meaningful experiences beyond the classroom encouraging personal growth
  • Students develop relationships with other like-minded students creating a rich high school experience

IB provides the tools necessary for college success including

  • Independent research skills
  • Demonstrated foreign language skills
  • Advanced writing and speaking skills
  • Global perspective
  • Proven time management and organizational skills
 

How to apply

Students who are hard-working, eager learners, and are in good standing as scholars are welcome to apply for the LHS IB Diploma Program.

The application (to be completed by student) for students entering 9th grade in 2020 can be found HERE. Applications are due January 10, 2020.

Please send the Current Teacher Recommendation form to your Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science teachers.  Copy and paste the link for this form in an email to your teachers.

Send your transcripts to tclapsaddle[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us or by mail to Trisha Clapsaddle, IB Secretary, 199 E. Littleton Blvd., Littleton, CO 80120.

The IB application and the open enrollment application are handled by different offices, but complete applications may be submitted simultaneously. Please note that the open enrollment windows have changed. Families needing to apply for open enrollment should visit the How to Enroll page of the website for forms and procedures.

IB admissions decisions will be made, and letters mailed, once your application is complete and you have been approved for open enrollment.

CAS Trips to Edinburgh

We are excited to announce the opportunity to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, July 20-25, 2019 to attend the CAS Trips Global Student Conference on climate change. The conference will be held at Fettes College where students will listen to plenary speakers and participate in collaborative workshops tackling one of the most important issues of our time. Students will also experience cultural challenges like the Highland Games, learn about the ancient Scottish art of storytelling, and participate in community service through the Edinburgh community center. The cost is $999 which does NOT include airfare to Edinburgh. 

 

CAS Trips is an educational tour operator that engages in voluteer projects inspired by the IB notions of Creativity, Activity and Service. CAS Trips provide an all-inclusive travel service including transportation, accommodation, food, and tours. For more information please see 

 

Global-Student-Conference-Edinburgh_lowres.pdf

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkAFVNqZoNs

 

https://castrips.org/

 

If interested please see Ms. Anderson or Ms. Clapsaddle