The International Baccalaureate Program is an internationally recognized curriculum that offers 11th and 12th grade students an opportunity to earn the IB Diploma. To earn the IB Diploma, students complete and test in six IB subjects, write an extended essay of independent research guided by a faculty mentor, complete 150 hours of Creativity, Action, and Service activities (CAS), and participate in a critical thinking course called Theory of Knowledge (TOK).
This advanced, comprehensive program of study offers an integrated approach to learning across the disciplines with an emphasis on meeting the challenges of living and working in a global, technological society. Students who are not IB Diploma candidates may still take IB Diploma courses and earn college credit by passing tests in those selected subject areas.
Granite Hills is one of eight high schools in San Diego County offering the IB diploma program and the only one serving East County.