IB Diploma Programme

IB Diploma Student Application

IB Application Instructions

Application Essays

Before you begin this application, answer the essay questions. It is recommended that you type your answers in another location and save them. After checking for grammar and spelling errors, copy and paste the completed essay into the online application.

1. Why do you want to be an International Baccalaureate student in the Diploma Programme? Compose a 250-300 word essay answering this question.

2. The International Baccalaureate Learner Profile aims to create students who strive to be: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and/or reflective of a global society. Select one of the listed attributes and describe an experience in which you demonstrated that characteristic. Compose a 250-300 word response.

Application Submission

This application must be filled out by any student that wishes to take one or more IB courses. Please note that you must complete this application in one sitting, but you are able to edit your responses after submitting.  This application must be submitted by 11:59pm, Sunday, November 14th, 2021.

IB DP Admission Policy

Archbishop Spalding High School supports the participation of a wide range of students in the IB Diploma Programme. We strive to provide every opportunity for all students to access and thrive in the IB DP. Students who enthusiastically approach learning, appreciate opportunities to use critical and creative thinking skills, and are highly motivated should consider involvement in the IB DP.
Students apply for admission to the IB Diploma Programme during the second quarter of their sophomore year. To apply, students must complete all parts of the application which will then be reviewed by a faculty committee. Students will be contacted to interview with the IB Diploma Programme Coordinator in December and January. Students will be notified of their acceptance into the program prior to course registration in February. Admission into the IB DP is a matching process to determine if the students' skills and goals fit with the offerings of the IB Diploma Programme.

If you have any questions while completing this application, please contact Mrs. Bentzley: bentzleya@spaldinghs.org

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Archbishop Spalding High School

8080 New Cut Road
Severn, MD 21144