High School

History of the IB at CAC

 After a two-year long feasibility study compiled by representatives of the CAC community, the CAC Board of Directors voted unanimously in 1993 to join the world-wide collection of schools who offer the Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organization.

 The Diploma Programme is the first and original of the three programs now offered by the IBO and is offered by 2316 member schools in 138 countries (Source: May 2015 Statistical Bulletin). We belong to the Africa, Europe, and Middle East region of the IBO, which encompasses 32% of the schools. The IB Americas are the largest group of schools, more than the other regions combined.

 The Diploma Programme, created in 1968, is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to externally assessed evaluations certified by the IBO. CAC may register students for the full Diploma Programme of six IB courses or for one or more IB individual courses in specific subjects. The courses, and especially the full Diploma, are designed to challenge motivated students in their final two years of high school. The Programme has earned a reputation as a standard of excellence in secondary education and gives IB Diploma holders access to the world’s leading universities.