IB Diploma Program


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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.



The IB Diploma Program A broad and balanced Program


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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
  • Read The Benefits of an IB Diploma Education from IBARMS here

IB provides the tools necessary for college success including

  • Independent research skills
  • Demonstrated second 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.

Current LHS 8th-10th grade students interested in IB can apply HERE. 

The application (to be completed by student) for students entering 9th grade in the fall of 2023 can be found HERE. 

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.

The application deadline is January 10th. IB admissions decisions will be made, and letters mailed, once your application is complete and you have been approved for open enrollment.

Course Candidates

Students not wanting to commit to our diploma program can enroll in IB classes as course candidates. Course candidates take exams in May with our diploma candidates and may be eligible to earn college credit. All exam fees and regulations apply.