Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
Language A: Language & Literature
The curriculum balances the focus areas of advanced study of literature and a thematic approach to advanced language study. This will only be offered at MJHS in English at both the Higher and Standard Levels.
Group 2: Language Acquisition
Language B: Spanish
This is for students who are studying a language that is clearly their second or “foreign” language . Beginners in a language would pursue an Ab Intio course, offered at Standard Level only. Language B courses offered at MJHS will be Spanish at both the Higher and Standard levels.
Ab initio languages offered will depend upon levels of enrollment.
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
This group contains the humanities and social sciences. Group 3 subjects offered at MJHS are History, with an emphasis on American History, at Higher level only, and Psychology at Standard Level only (as a Group 6 subject).
Group 4: Sciences
The curriculum focuses on major Biological themes, experimental experiences and the nature of science in the 21st century. The experimental science that is offered at MJHS is Biology at both Higher and Standard levels.
Group 5: Mathematics
Analysis and approaches
This course is intended for students who enjoy problem solving, and exploring real world and abstract applications, with and without technology. MJHS will offer this math at both the Higher and Standard levels.
Group 6: The Arts
To complete their menu of six subjects, students must select either the arts subject offered, Music, or they may choose a second subject from any of the Groups 1 through 4. MJHS will offer IB Music at the Standard level.
For more detailed curriculum information, visit the International Baccalaureate Organization.
SAMPLE STUDENT PROGRAMS
Below are sample IB Diploma Program courses of study that illustrate how a student with a particular interest can design his/her program. Keep in mind that a student must select a subject from each of Groups 1 through 5; however, for their sixth choice they can choose an arts subject or return to Groups 1 through 4 to “double up” in an area of interest.
1. The student looking to study engineering might choose: Mathematics HL, Biology HL, History HL, Language and Literature SL, Spanish SL, Psychology SL
2. The student looking to study History might choose: History HL, Spanish B HL, English HL, Mathematics SL, Biology SL, Psychology SL