At DCI, high school spans two different parts of the International Baccalaureate curriculum framework.

In grades 9-10 a student experiences the IB Middle Years Program (MYP). During these years students classes follow the IB framework preparing them for the IB Diploma Program (DP) or Career Program (CP) in 11th and 12th grade. All students at DCI take a language every day and participate in IB classes.

The MYP and DP/CP class progression follows:


9 10 11 12
English 9 English 10 IB English Part 1 IB English Part 2
Physics Chemistry IB Biology Part 1 IB Biology Part 2 or IB Environmental Science
Introduction to World History / US and DC History US and DC History IB World History Part 1 IB World History Part 2; Anthropology; Psychology; or Economics
Language Language IB Language IB Language
Integrated Math I or II Integrated Math II or III Integrated Math III or IB Math Standard Level/Math Higher Level Part 1 IB Math Studies Standard Level, Math Standard Level, or Math Higher Level Part 2
Arts .5/Health & PE .5 Arts .5/Health & PE .5 IB Visual Art, Theatre, or Film .5/Elective .5 IB Visual Art, Theatre, or Film .5/Elective .5
Elective .5/ATL.5 Elective .5/ATL & Personal Project .5 Elective/Theory of Knowledge Theory of Knowledge/Elective


Colleges around the country and world recognize the IB Diploma as preparing students to succeed in colleges. In fact, many colleges select IB DP students at much higher rates than those without.