Online International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

Dwight’s internationally diverse community, paired with Dwight’s legacy as a pioneer in the International Baccalaureate curriculum, makes Dwight campuses around the globe sought-after IB World Schools.

Dwight Global Online School — ranked the #2 best online high school in the U.S. by Newsweek — was selected by the International Baccalaureate (IB) as a partner to pilot the delivery of the two-year Diploma Programme (DP) in an online school environment. The pilot is designed to gain insights into the benefits of this pedagogical model and to make the DP more accessible to more diverse cohorts of students unable to attend a brick-and-mortar school. Dwight Global Online School (Dwight Global), a leader in online education since 2014, is proud to document the benefits of delivering the DP in a collaborative online learning community.

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What is the International Baccalaureate?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP), the culminating program in the IB curriculum, is one of the most challenging academic programs available and recognized by university admissions directors around the world as the “gold standard” in college preparation based on the breadth and depth of the curriculum.

In the two-year course of study during grades 11-12, students take six classes concurrently, while also taking core curriculum courses. The core is the bedrock of the program — all classes foster critical thinking, community engagement, and research. These skills help students to not only thrive within the DP, but also in their personal lives where they are encouraged to pursue curiosity.

The DP is unique in that it is designed to be a program, which means that there are common curricular and assessment threads across all courses, so that students are approaching their learning in similar ways regardless of their individual class selections. All faculty utilize similar pedagogies allowing for best practices and maximum student engagement. We work as a community to help foster student growth and establish a strong preparedness for college-level work.

Why the IB? 

The IB provides a top-level education that crosses disciplinary, cultural, national, and geographical boundaries. It teaches students to think critically, creatively, ethically, and globally — and to become lifelong learners. One of the curriculum’s hallmarks is its emphasis not only on what students know, but also on what they can do with that knowledge. As students sharpen their critical thinking skills, they are encouraged to make real-world connections in all of their classes. It provides the ideal academic framework for educating international-minded problem-solvers — students who are culturally agile, bilingual, and even trilingual — positioning them for success in today’s global marketplace. 

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Interested in learning more about Dwight Global Online School’s IB and AP programs? Contact us today!

The Path to Success

Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Stanford, Duke, and University of Pennsylvania are just a few of the colleges and universities Dwight Global students have gone on to attend.