Many California high schools provide international programs and International Baccalaureate degrees through their affiliation with the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1968. Graduation from a California IB high school provides students with highly respected credentials to apply for admission to some of the finest colleges and universities in the world. Here is an overview of schools with longstanding IBO affiliations. The resource link at the end of this article to provides a comprehensive list of IBO accredited and affiliated high schools.
Berkeley International High School in Berkeley
Berkeley International High School, which achieved IBO authorization in 2008, provides students in grades 9 through 12 with intensive, comprehensive international programs. Students develop understandings of culture, history and economics and of how they influence and shape people and nations worldwide. Students enjoy small classroom settings to fulfill their IBO requirements and elective studies under the guidance of specifically assigned educators.
Berkeley International High School 1980 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704 510-644-6121 berkeleyihs.org
International Studies Academy in San Francisco
The International Studies Academy focuses on fostering a spirit of cooperation, creativity and respect of multicultural values as it educates students. The academy's curriculum is college preparatory by design, with an emphasis on international relations and world languages. Through travel and community service opportunities, the academy lays a foundation for graduates to assume roles as future leaders.
International Studies Academy 655 DeHaro St. San Francisco, CA 94107 415-695-5866 internationalstudiesacademy.net/index.html
San Jose High Academy in San Jose
San Jose High Academy provides students with a well-rounded IBO education. Students also enjoy the academy's location and access to educational partnerships with global corporate giants, colleges and universities in the San Jose and Silicon Valley area.
San Jose High Academy 275 N. 24th St. San Jose, CA 95116 408-535-6320 ibsanjose.org
Venice High School in Venice
Venice High offers students mentoring, a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and well-rounded extracurricular activities to enhance their international studies concentration. Students are encouraged to explore and discover their place in a global world and their responsibilities as members. Venice also offers programs for travel and studies abroad.
Venice High School 13000 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310-577-4200 venicehigh.net
Additional IBO High Schools in California
The list of high schools affiliated with the International Baccalaureate Organization can change. Bookmark this page and use the Resources link to explore other schools that provide international programs for high schools students:
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