Pedro Menendez High School
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
Pedro Menendez High School opened its doors to the International Baccalaureate Programme in the Fall of 2010. Our inaugural class had 17 full diploma students, and included study in English, History, Spanish, Biology, Mathematics, and Psychology. Since our first diploma candidate exams in 2011, we have grown to sustain over 69 full Diploma Candidates in 2018 (the largest class since the inception of IB at PMHS), offer two mathematics options (Math Analysis and Approaches: Calculus and Math Application and Interpretation: Statistics), two Spanish options (Spanish B and Spanish Ab. Initio), three science options (Biology, Physics, and Environmental Systems), and four group six options (Business Management, Psychology, Visual Arts, and Dance). Many of our courses can now be taken either as SL or HL options, and all are compatible with the various Academy offerings at PMHS.
Two IB programs are currently offered at PMHS, the IB Diploma Program and the IB Course (Certificate) Program. We are also currently exploring the option of offering the IB Career-Related Program to accommodate our various academy programs as well. The ability for our students to pursue both the Diploma Programme and the Certificate Programme options sets us apart from other programs in the nation and world.