• The SHS IB Diploma Program


    The Diploma Program

    Diploma curriculum contains six subject groups together with a core made up of three separate parts. This is illustrated by a hexagon with the three parts of the core at its centre. All three parts of the core—extended essay, theory of knowledge and creativity, action, service—are compulsory and are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Program. Socastee High students who are successful with the Diploma program earn the International Bacclaureate Diploma and the South Carolina High School Diploma.

    Students study six subjects selected from the subject groups. Three subjects are studied at higher level (courses representing 240 teaching hours), and the remaining three subjects are studied at standard level (courses representing 150 teaching hours).

    In addition to the six courses,
    the extended essay, theory of knowledge course, and creativity, action, and service constitute the other requirements for the award of the Diploma.

    SHS IB Diploma courses

    Group 1

    • English A1 HL
    • English A1 SL

    Group 2

    • French B SL
    • Spanish B SL

    Group 3

    • ITGS SL
    • History of the Americas HL
    • 20th Century Topics HL
    • Psychology SL

    Group 4

    • Biology HL
    • Chemistry SL
    • Physics SL

    Group 5

    • Mathematics SL
    • Mathematics HL
    • Math Studies SL

    Group 6

    • Film SL
    • Film HL
    • Visual arts SL
    • Visual arts HL

    All Horry County students who successfully complete recommended preparatory courses are eligible to participate in the Socastee High School IB Diploma Program.

    The IB learner profile


    Please refer to the learner profile document to ascertain a student’s match to the goals and ideals of the Diploma program.

    Video link

    IB learner profile video describes the types of learners served by the program.