International Baccalaureate at Cleveland High School
All students attending Cleveland High School participate in International Baccalaureate Courses in 11th and 12th grade, with or without participation in formal IB assessments. In addition, 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 vs. Certificate.
9th and 10th grade students interested in pursuing an IB Diploma must successfully complete all recommended 9th and 10th grade courses, including two years of English, World Language, Social Science, Science, Math; one year of PE and one year of 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, IB Computer Science, IB Music, and IB 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. The IB Coordinator and several IB juniors and seniors will be on hand in the Cafeteria after the tour to answer questions about IB. 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 from Portland Public Schools.
For more information about IB, please contact Cleveland's IB Coordinator, Jennifer Wiandt, at email@example.com or 503-916-5120.