TIS offers the IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) as an option to our Grade 11 and 12 students. The IB DP is an intensive 2-year academic programme that is offered concurrently with the Alberta Diploma programme. Students have the option of completing the full IB Diploma Programme or IB Courses in specific subject areas. The IB DP is a rigorous, internationally recognised programme that enhances our students’ preparation for post-secondary studies and, in some cases, may improve matriculation options available to them after Grade 12. All successful students will earn an Alberta Diploma along with either the IB courses or the full IB Diploma.
The IB DP requires students to take courses in a wide variety of subject disciplines. Students must choose one course in each of six subject groups:
Group 1 – Studies in Language and Literature
Group 2 – Language Acquisition
Group 3 – Individuals and Society
Group 4 – Experimental Sciences
Group 5 – Mathematics
Group 6 – The Arts
Of their six courses, students are required to select three at the Higher Level (HL) and three at the Standard Level (SL). Higher Level courses require 240 hours of instruction over two years, while the Standard Level courses require 150 hours of instruction.
Students also participate in the IB Core, which includes three components:
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
Extended Essay (EE)
Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)
For more detailed information about the IB Diploma Programme, go to:
IBDP Student Fees
There are additional costs associated with offering the IB Diploma Programme at TIS. For this reason, students must pay additional fees on top of their regular TIS annual tuition payments. A summary of those fees is listed below. All amounts must be paid annually in both years of the programme.
Full IB Diploma
Up to Two (2) IB Courses
Each Additional IB Course