NDIHS accredited by

  • International Baccalaureate: IB World School for the Diploma Programme
  • North Central Accreditation CASI,
  • NWAC
  • SACS CASI via Cognia (formally AdvanceED)

IB program courses offered

Made up of the three required components, the DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.

Core components Description
TOK LTheory of Knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge, and on how we know what we claim to know.
EE The extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
CAS Creativity, Activity and Service involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies. Students are required to undertake a CAS project which challenges students to show initiative, demonstrate perseverance and develop skills such as collaboration, problem solving and decision making.

At NDIHS IB DP students must choose six courses, at least one from groups 1,2,3,4,and 5.The sixth course can be chosen from groups 3 or 5. See the chart below for further details.

Subject group Course SL HL

Group 1
Studies in language and literature

Language A Language and Literature (English)   X
Language A Language and Literature (French) X  

Group 2
Language acquisition

French language ab Initio X  
French language B X X

Group 3
Individuals and Societies

History X X
Geography X  

Group 4

Biology X X

Group 5

Mathematics: analysis and approaches X X

Group 6
the arts


American Diploma Graduation Requirements

Notre Dame International High School’s graduation requirements are designed to meet US and Common Core State standards and entry requirements for university. Students are required to attend eight semesters of high school in ninth through twelfth grades and complete a minimum of 48 semester credits for graduation. These 48 semester credits must also satisfy the specific departmental requirements described below. Students in the American Diploma program may be placed in IB classes to help meet these requirements.

Students are individually responsible for seeing that they are meeting the requirements necessary for graduation, but the college counselor or director will monitor each student’s records at the start of each school year. Any student who has a question regarding graduation status should contact the college counselor or director.

Subject area graduation requirements for the US Diploma are as follows:

Subject Required semester credits
Language arts 8
Math 6
Social Studies (including courses in US History) 7
Science(2 must be in Biology) 6
Foreign Language (4 must be in the same language) 6
Fine and performing arts 2
Physical education 2
Elective (au choix) 11

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