Diploma Program Course Information

Benefits of IB for Students
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CSU's, UC's, and many other two-year and four-year colleges offer credit for receiving the IB diploma. See the details here.

IB Classes Course Sequence here at Modesto High

Grade 9 (MHS IB Prep)

  1. MHS IB Prep Language A (English 1-2)
  2. MHS IB Prep Language B (French I or Spanish I)
  3. AP Human Geography
  4. MHS IB Prep Conceptual Physics
  5. MHS IB Prep Secondary Math I or MHS IB Prep Secondary Math II
  6. Physical Education
  7. Elective (Optional)

Grade 10 (MHS IB Prep)

  1. MHS IB Prep Language A (English 3-4)
  2. MHS IB Prep Language B (French II or Spanish II)
  3. MHS IB Prep History of the Americas I
  4. MHS IB Prep Chemistry
  5. MHS IB Prep Secondary Math II or MHS IB Prep SL Math /MHS IB Prep SL Math Studies
  6. Physical Education
  7. Elective (Optional)

Grade 11 (IB)

  1. IB HL English I (English 5-6)
  2. MHS IB Prep/SL Language B (French III or Spanish III)
  3. IB History of the Americas II
  4. IB HL/SL Biology I
  5. MHS IB Prep SL Math I or II / MHS IB Prep SL Math Studies I or II
  6. IB HL or SL Elective I (see below)
  7. IB Theory of Knowledge (2nd semester only)

Grade 12 (IB)

  1. IB HL English II (English 7-8)
  2. IB SL/HL Language B (French IV or Spanish IV)
  3. IB HL History
  4. IB HL Biology II
  5. IB SL Math II or IB HL Math/ SL Math Studies II
  6. IB HL or SL Elective II
  7. IB Theory of Knowledge

IB Elective Offerings

  1. HL / SL Visual Arts (Art or Photography) - pre-requisite Art I or Photography, meets MCS fine art requirement
  2. HL / SL Psychology
  3. HL / SL Theatre Arts
  4. SL Chemistry
  5. SL Physics
  6. HL / SL Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) - meets practical art requirement, UC/CSU g-elective

Additional graduation requirements: 1 semester health (MCS), 1 year fine art (UC), 1 semester practical art (MCS), 2 years PE or 1 year PE and 4 year sports [1 sport or cheerleading or marching band or winter percussion = 1 quarter PE]