Course vs Diploma
In the IB Program, there are two options available to the students: the full IB Diploma or individual IB courses. Students that pursue the full IB Diploma are required to complete the Extended Essay, CAS, and TOK. All of the students' classes will be IB classes. If a student decides that they do not want to pursue the IB Diploma, they can take individual IB Classes and take the IB Exams for those IB classes. This way, the rest of the student's classes would be non-IB classes such as regular classes, honors classes, AP classes, or electives. These students would not be required to complete the Extended Essay, CAS Hours, or the Theory of Knowledge class.
For help with making the decision between course and diploma, visit the Benefits page.