Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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1600 SW Salmon St | Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 916-5200 | Fax: (503) 916-2700

3 Options in the IB Program

The IB Diploma

Students must successfully complete:

  • At least one course (including the internal and external assessments) in each of the six subject groups
    • 3-4 Higher level courses (in depth two year courses)
    • 2-3 Standard Level courses (less demanding one year courses)
  • The Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course
  • The Extended Essay, an in-depth study of a limited topic chosen by the student not to exceed 4000 words
  • Creativity, Action and Service of at least 150 hours over two years
  • Students may receive up to one year of college credit and advanced standing based on their Diploma score.
  • The IB Diploma is awarded by The International Baccalaureate Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

The IB Certificate

Students must successfully complete:

  • The internal and external assessments of up to seven courses in any of the six subject groups in standard or higher level.
  • Students may choose to apply for college credit or advanced standing based on their Certificate scores.
  • The IB Certificate is awarded by The International Baccalaureate Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Enroll in IB Courses at Lincoln

  • IB courses are rigorous courses that prepare students for collegiate work and all students are strongly encouraged to take IB classes if they have met the course prerequisites.
  • Students may test or not. Students are not eligible for advanced standing or college credit unless they complete the internal and external assessments for each IB course.
  • IB courses serve as Lincoln’s honors courses and all students receive honors credit for IB courses.