General Information
 
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is a rigorous, international K-12 curriculum.  IB is a worldwide symbol of academic integrity and intellectual promise.  The student who satisfies its demands demonstrates a strong commitment to learning both in terms of the mastery of subject content and in the development of the skills and discipline necessary for success in a competitive world.
 
The International Baccalaureate Program is found around the world in 4,267 schools with over 1 million students.  The IB program at GHS is a two-year, integrated set of academic courses designed for 11th and 12th graders.  Besides being the preeminent college preparatory program in the world, IB actively promotes international understanding in all of its courses. 
 
The IB curriculum provides a cohesive and comprehensive liberal arts and sciences program of study for highly motivated juniors and seniors of different educational backgrounds, abilities, and interests.  It is not just a set of examinations, but a rigorous pre-university program, which will provide the basis for life-long education. IB aims to provide a balanced program, which stimulates thought and creativity and enhances the international perspective of students.  Students who satisfy the demands of the program demonstrate a strong commitment to learning, both in terms of mastery of content and the development of skills.
 
The IB Program enjoys an exceptionally good relationship with universities abroad and within the United States.  Many of the most competitive United States universities grant advanced standing for students with the IB Diploma and those students are being recruited due to their excellent academic preparation and study skills.