Full Diploma PlusAB programs are offered in full curricula or in curriculum divisions designed to complement an institution’s current academic offerings. Schools that offer a full AB diploma program have the ability to grant students a U.S. high school diploma upon completion of all academic requirements. Schools that offer various curriculum divisions have the ability to award students certificates of completion for each subject upon accomplishing all course requirements. Students will sit for a total of four examination periods throughout the academic year. Examinations are issued and marked by AB officials who may be available to distribute and proctor examinations on site. At the end of each grading period, students may request official transcripts that indicate what courses they have taken and grades earned for each AB course.
Courses in all AB programs are offered for each appropriate grade level from 6th grade to 12th grade. Teachers are provided with a curriculum scope and sequence as well as teaching objectives, syllabi, content and standards for various academic programs. Schools wishing to offer AB programs must acquire an annual license to deliver AB programs and carry its brand and trademarks.
Accredited School Academic Tracks
There are four academic tracks for multiple levels of achievement, from the basic high school program to leading to an Associates Degree. These tracks offer different degrees of challenge and opportunities for distinction.
In addition to basic coursework, AB includes the following specialized programs to encourage creativity, lateral thinking, and inspiration as part of the AB Plus program:
greenSTEM shows your students how they can use STEM to boost economies while saving the planet.
Cultural Literacy allows your students to deepen their understanding of English while studying key aspects of classical and contemporary Western culture.
Performing Arts encourages your students to cultivate their talents, practice taking risks, and gain an edge in communicating with new people through the performing arts.
Commerce gives your students practical business knowledge with a focus on banking & finance, business statistics, and stocks/currency trading.
Aquaponics exposes students to methods that will allow people to grow abundant food in any environment, from deserts to polluted coastlines to the depths of space.
trekSTEM lets your students discover how they can use STEM to explore our planet & worlds beyond.
Leadership helps your students appreciate the respect and motivation inspired by great leaders through their ethical standards, effective communication, and creative vision.