2023-2024 Course Catalog

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an internationally recognized program through which secondary students complete a comprehensive curriculum of rigorous study and demonstrate performance on culminating examinations.

The examination for the IB diploma covers 6 subjects, 3 or 4 of which must be at the higher level, with others at the standard level. Students may present a full IB diploma or a certificate recognizing specific subject examinations and be considered for credit based on the examination level and result.

Students shall be granted transfer credit for each higher level examination with a score of 4 or higher. Higher level examination credit may apply toward a Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Goal area. A minimum of 2 credits shall be granted for each standard level examination with a score of 4 or higher.

Where test material is substantially similar to the content of an existing Normandale course, credit for that course will be awarded. Where test material is considered to be college level but not substantially similar to the content of a Normandale course, elective credit will be awarded.

Information about IB assessment and examinations is available at ibo.org.