International Baccalaureate

Mission Statement

Andress High School will provide a diverse international learning experience.  Students will be nurtured in being globally minded, compassionate citizens who participate in creating a more peaceful world by demonstrating intercultural understanding and respect. Andress High School will foster the individual development of positive attitudes, and critical thinking skills, by implementing challenging programs of international education, rigorous assessment, and promoting lifelong learning. Parents and the community will be actively engaged as partners in supporting this endeavor.

What does this diploma program offer?

24-30 college credit hours

Better percentage of acceptance to Universities in United States and around the globe

What does the program require?

The program is open to any student willing to take the challenging and rigorous courses offered in the program.

A two (2) year commitment in the junior and senior high school years.

Students need to take the following candidate diploma classes:

  1. English Language and Literature; Math; History; Science; Foreign Language; and a program offered elective such as Visual arts (students must have 3 HL courses and 3 SL courses for the diploma program)
  2. Students must also write a 4,000-word essay; participate in the Theory of Knowledge (ToK) class, and participate in the Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) project.


  3. Pass the tests for each subject at the end of the senior year.

What do I need to do?

Fill out the admission packet, get a teacher recommendation (in the packet), and turn in the materials to Dr. Phillips or Mrs. Acosta.

It is highly recommended that students take as many advanced courses as possible before entering the program.


Dr. Phillips
Campus Magnet Coordinator

Mrs. Acosta