International Baccalaureate at Cleveland High School
All students attending Cleveland High School participate in International Baccalaureate Courses in English, History of the Americas and Biology in 11th grade and English in 12th grade. Beyond these graduation requirements, CHS offers many additional IB electives across the curriculum.
Juniors and seniors enrolled in various IB courses have the option to earn college credit through participation in the formal IB assessment process. Most IB courses require enrollment in the second year of the course prior to registration for IB assessment. The only IB courses for which you can register in the first year of study are IB Anthropology SL, IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL, IB Math Applications and Interpretation SL, IB Psychology SL and IB World Religions SL.
Finally, all students have the option to earn the internationally-recognized IB Diploma, alongside their high school Diploma, through meeting a specific set of requirements over their final two years of high school. For a description of IB Diploma requirements, see IB Options: Diploma and DP Courses.
9th and 10th grade students interested in pursing an IB Diploma should complete all recommended 9th and 10th grade courses: including two years of English, World Language, Social Science, Science, and Math; as well as Physical Education or Speed and Strength Training and Health/College and Career Planning in 9th grade, and a one semester Health elective in 10th grade. There are additional prerequisites for students interested in IB Art and Theatre; please consult the current Course Guide for specific guidelines.
Interested 8th grade students and parents are invited to attend Bridging the Gap, an informational open house, to learn more about the academic courses and challenges available at Cleveland High School. Due to a change in the PPS Enrollment & Transfer Policy, students who do not live in the Cleveland attendance area must file a petition. The petition form will be available when the high school lottery cycle opens. Click here for more information on the Enrollment and Transfer policy in Portland Public Schools. Incoming 9th graders interested in more information about the IB Diploma can find it in our IB Information Guide for CHS Class of 2025.
For more information about IB, please contact Cleveland's IB Coordinator, Jennifer Wiandt Owens, at firstname.lastname@example.org.