IB Honors Requirements

Performance-based

The IB concentration awards Honors on the basis of performance, not on the basis of courses taken. There is thus no difference between the basic IB requirements and the honors IB requirements. The following table indicates how honors is calculated.

IB Honors Track

GPA within Concentration

No thesis or 
No credit

Laudable

Praiseworthy

Excellent or Exceptional

3.500

honors

honors

high

high

3.667

honors

high

high

highest

3.833

high

high

highest

highest

*GPA within concentration is calculated for the 13 half-courses that satisfy concentration requirements plus any additional IB courses. In the case of requirement 1d, the best four grades in related fields will be used in the calculation.