Rachael Moyer, Coordinator of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program at Hickory High School, spoke to Hickory Rotary about the benefits of this exciting educational program.
The International Baccalaureate Program at Hickory High School aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Hickory High strives to offer a challenging program of international education and rigorous assessment in order to encourage our students to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Hickory High became an IB World School in 2007, and graduated the first class of full diploma students in June of 2011. The program is taught in English to students. The school is open to male and female students. Currently HHS has over 100 students participating in the program, and 19 full diploma students.
HHS offers the following courses from 6 different areas.
Group 1: IB English Literature
Group 2: IB French, IB Latin, and IB Spanish
Group 3: IB History and IB Psychology
Group 4: IB Biology and Sports Exercise and Health Science
Group 5: IB Mathematics
Group 6: IB Music and IB Art
All diploma students take Theory of Knowledge (TOK) which incorporates the skills and necessary time to complete the Extended Essay and Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS).
For more information contact Hickory High School at 828–322-5860