John F. Kennedy High School is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Diploma Programme in grades 11-12.
The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet. Central to this aim is international-mindedness.
The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP Core, which consists of Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), and the Extended Essay. Through the DP Core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research, and undertake a project that often involves community service.
Students are able to enroll in the full DP program or to register for individual courses based on interest. Based on the completion of their coursework and the results of their IB subject exams, full-time DP students are able to potentially earn the IB Diploma and all DP students (full-time or course only) have the potential to earn college credit.
History of the Americas
Theory of Knowledge