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Diploma Programme

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Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School is proud to offer students a robust and rigorous Diploma Programme. Our course offerings allow students to create a program that fits their individual interests, while preparing for college and working towards earning a significant amount of college credit. 
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Did you know that according to a study done by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research that IB Diploma Programme students are 40 percent more likely to attend a four-year college and 50 percent more likely to attend a more selective college? Read more about it HERE
If you have questions about our DP Programme, please email our IB coordinator Dawn Cox, dcsiska@cps.edu or our IB counselor, Juan Carlos Salinas jsalinas7@cps.edu 
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The Diploma Programme Framework
The DP is comprised of five elements:
  1. Six DP subject area courses
  2. Theory of Knowledge course
  3. Extended Essay
  4. Creativity, Activity, Service project(s)
DP Course Offerings
At BOYCP, we offer a variety of courses at Higher and Standard Levels, including subject areas such as: English Literature, History, Spanish, French, Visual Arts, Dance, Global Politics, Biology, Environmental Systems and Societies, Mathematics: Applications & Interpretation, and Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches, and we are pleased to announce that SL Psychology will be added in the 2021-22 school year. Learn more about the DP courses we offer here.
In this video, The IB Organization explains the Diploma Programme, showcasing the DP around the world:
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Not sold yet? Here are some facts & figures about The Diploma Programme:
Read more about the IB Diploma Programme at the IBO website here.
DP/CP Coordinator
Mrs. Dawn Cox,
IB Counselor
Mr. Juan Carlos Salinas,