An internationally-recognized program of study for advanced and motivated learners of the Horry County Schools


    The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) offers high quality programs of international education to a worldwide community of schools. The IBO, founded in 1968, is a recognized leader in the field of international education. It is a non-profit, mission-driven foundation that works with 4583 schools to develop and offer four challenging programs to students world-wide. 

    Socastee High School became an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma School in January of 1997. The IB Diploma Program is a challenging two-year curriculum, designed for students who are completing their last two years of high school. The IB Diploma Program leads to a qualification that is widely recognized and coveted by many of the world’s leading universities.

    The IB Mission Statement

    The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

    To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

    These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.


  • International Baccalaureate