Why does it matter?
|State mandates IB program offerings|
|Arkansas||No. However, a high school offering the IB Diploma Program is exempt from the requirement to offer at least 4 AP courses by 2008-2009.|
|District of Columbia||No|
|Idaho||No, although effective with the 2007-2008 school year, all high schools must either offer "advanced opportunities," (defined as AP courses, dual credit courses, Tech Prep, or IB programs), "or provide opportunities for students to take courses at the postsecondary campus."|
|Indiana||No, although each high school must offer one of the following: |
(1) Two Advanced Placement (AP) courses and corresponding exams
(2) Dual high school/college courses that result in 6 college credits
(3) One AP course and one dual course resulting in 3 college credits
(4) Two IB courses and corresponding exams.
|Kentucky||No, although each high school is mandated to "offer a core curriculum of advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, dual enrollment, or dual credit courses, using either or both on-site instruction or electronic instruction through the Kentucky Virtual High School or other on-line alternatives."|
|Mississippi||No, although a high school that offers the IB Diploma Program is exempt from the requirement that beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, all high schools offer 1 AP course in each of the areas of English, math, science and social studies.|
|Oregon||No, although all districts must offer the Expanded Options Program, which provides opportunities for 11th- and 12th-graders to earn postsecondary credit through dual credit technical preparation programs, such as two-plus-two programs, AP and International Baccalaureate.|
|Texas||No, although all districts are required to offer students the opportunity to earn the equivalent of at least 12 semester credits in high school. IB is one of the means by which this college credit may be earned.|
|Virginia||No, although all schools must provide either three Advanced Placement courses, dual enrollment courses, IB courses, Cambridge courses, or any combination thereof.|
|West Virginia||No. However, effective with the 2008-2009 school year, all high schools must offer a minimum of four AP courses or the International Baccalaureate program.|
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