• International Baccalaureate

    IB The International Baccalaureate is an internationally-recognized pre-university course of study that prepares students for competitive college admissions and for the rigors of college-level work.  


    The International Baccalaureate Organization was founded in the 1960s, resulting from an effort to establish a common curriculum and university entry credential for geographically mobile students. It is a chartered foundation under Swiss civil code with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.


    Cleveland High School was authorized as an IB World School in 2000.  Since then, we have worked to embrace the mission of the International Baccalaureate to "develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect" by offering all CHS students opportunities to engage in relevant and authentic academic coursework across the curriculum.  In addition to participating in globally-minded academic course offerings, students have the opportunity to register for formal assessment to earn a full IB Diploma, or an IB Certificate in one or more Diploma Programme Courses. 

    For more information about how IB at CHS is adjusting to distance learning in 2020-21, please read this community letter and FAQ document. You can contact Cleveland's IB Coordinator, Jennifer Wiandt Owens at jwiandt2@pps.net.