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International Baccalaureate Program


Enrichment

Fast Facts

  • 1995, the year Good Counsel started the IB Program, first among all Catholic high schools in the area
  • Thirty-five students in the Class of 2022 IB Program were awarded 134 academic scholarships totaling $7.3 million.


 

The most established program of its kind among all Catholic schools in our region, our IB Program distinguishes Good Counsel graduates for college consideration because it is globally recognized by top colleges and universities as one of the best available for highly motivated, high-achieving students.

The program consists of a two-year college preparatory course of study developing the whole student — intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.

With a core curriculum consisting of six subjects that are applied over three areas of focus, students learn how to learn by reflecting on the nature of knowledge itself, completing independent research, and partaking in a project that oftentimes involves an immersive community service aspect that enriches the lessons.

FAQs


Good Counsel offers IB studies in the following subjects:

HIGHER LEVEL
 
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • French
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • World Literature
STANDARD LEVEL
 
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • French
  • History
  • Information Technology for a Global Society (ITGS)
  • Latin
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Exercise Science
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • World Religions