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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 one of the two 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, a leader in online education since 2014, is proud to document the benefits of delivering the DP in a collaborative online learning community.

Dwight Global is one of only two schools in the world to offer the IB DP entirely online.

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.

Megan Koepsell

Director of IB Studies


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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Course Selection

To be a Diploma Candidate, you need to take one course from each Group 1-Group 5; you will also take a sixth subject that can be from Group 6, or you can take an additional course from Groups 1-5. Finally, you need to take the Theory of Knowledge course, write an Extended Essay, and participate in CAS. You need to take a minimum of three SL and three HL courses; however, you may take two SL and four HL courses. SL and HL courses will be determined based on your previous coursework and possible placement assessments.







group 4:

lab sciences

group 5:


group 6:

the arts


English Literature

English Language and Literature

**Spanish, French, Mandarin, German A





**English B



Global Politics

Business Management





Applications and Interpretations

Analysis and Approaches


Film SL

TOK: Theory of Knowledge

EE: Extended Essay

CAS: Creativity, Activity, Service

***Group 1 is meant to be a course in the mother-tongue, or prolonged school exposure. Group 2, English B, only applies to those who have not studied or taken courses in English for a prolonged period of time.

Dwight Global IB DP News

Read about the incredible accomplishments of our IB DP students and faculty.

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.