The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at Fort Dorchester High School is designed to provide a rigorous, well-rounded education for highly motivated students who plan to attend a four-year university immediately after high school. Students who earn the IB diploma are awarded advanced standing at many universities in the United States and throughout the world. The International Baccalaureate Programme serves the needs of students who work to gain the IB diploma as well as students who desire to take coursework at the college level but not pursue the Diploma Programme as a whole. The IB website http://www.ibo.org is a great place for students and parents to learn more about the program. Students interested in taking IB courses or earning an IB diploma can speak to their counselor for more information.