Creating a Four-Year Plan
All IB students should complete an IB Four-Year Plan to ensure that they will be able to fulfill all graduation and IB Diploma requirements. Bring this plan with you every time you visit the IB Coordinators with questions about the Diploma Program.
FOLLOW EACH STEP CAREFULLY!!!!!
Class of 2023, your Four-Year Plan meetings will be on November 6.
How does a student prepare for this meeting?
- Join Google Classroom, the code is kmbwzm
- Use the blank “9th and 10th grade schedule” worksheet in this packet OR download one from Google Classroom. Fill it out, bring it to the meeting
- Look at the IB courses sheet provided in this packet, discuss choices with a parent.
During the Four-Year Plan meeting in November, we will…
- Use the Course Pathways and list of DBHS IB courses available at www.dbhsib.org as resources to help you make your choices for higher level and standard level courses.
- Use your choices to fill in the courses you will take for each of the higher level subjects.
- Use your choices to fill in the courses you will take for each of the standard level subjects.
- Fill in all remaining graduation requirements and electives.
- At the meeting the following points will be emphasized:
• In course planning, summer school classes can be used to complete graduation requirements. But, be careful trying to use summer school for prerequisite classes: Honors classes and IB classes are not offered in the summer.
• The prep program is an honors program. Do not substitute required honors courses with the non‐honors version. You will be dropped from the prep program if you take the wrong course.
• The prep program is designed for Diamond Bar High School courses. Courses at other schools may have the same names as our courses yet not be equivalent to our courses in content. If you choose to take a course at any other school, you must first get prior approval from the appropriate instructional dean. Contact Ms. Ku or Mrs. Cabase to find out which instructional dean can give you the approval you need.
• If you do not get approval BEFORE taking a course at another school, then you risk jeopardizing your status in the prep program. In addition, you may put yourself behind in the IB course pathways.