Baccalaureate International (IB)

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COVID-19 Update

IB students please review the recent updates from the College Board.

  • The International Baccalaureate Organization has announced that the May 2020 examinations will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
  • Read the official announcement.
  • Students registered for IB exams will still earn an IB score, just like any other year. The IB score will be based on a combination of externally and internally assessed IB components that students have already, or will soon be, submitted.
  • Please see the MHS IB Exams One-Stop-Shop for further details and information.

We will continue to share news regarding assessments as we receive updates.

If you have specific questions, please reach out to Ms. Herbst at Laura.herbst@minnetonkaschools.org.

Shahaadada Caalamiga ahAbout IB at MHS

The IB Diploma Programme at Minnetonka can be described as a smaller learning community of academically motivated students (check out their newsletter, at right). It is an all-inclusive, two-year curriculum that provides a deep, thought-provoking course of study in six areas through junior and senior year. You'll enroll in a core group of IB classes with other IB Diploma Candidates; however, you will still interact with other students enrolled in individual IB classes, fine arts, and after-school activities throughout all four years of high school.

The strengths of the program are its academic rigor and comprehensive curriculum enhanced by an inquiry into the theory of knowledge, research, creativity, action, service and a capstone extended essay.

A full description of each IB course is available in the Skipper Log Course Catalog.

Picture Yourself in the IB Diploma Programme at Minnetonka High School

Testimonials from Past IB Students

"I'm attending Middlebury College in Vermont. Happy I did the IB program. It has made my transfer to college easier."
William, Class of 2015

"The IB program & IB teachers have completely prepared me for my courses at UW-Madison—everyone should go IB."

Erin, Class of 2015

"Choosing IB was one the best decisions I have ever made. IB prepared me so well for college. I had a very successful first year, and I owe much of that to the incredible preparation IB provided. I also had a lot of fun in the program, and am very happy to have done it."
Leah, Class of 2014


"At UW-Madison studying Strategic Communication. The IB Program was one of the better decisions I've ever made."
Connor, Class of 2014

"At College of the Holy Cross double majoring in chemistry and Spanish and going pre-med! IB put me far above my peers!"
Michael, Class of 2014

"I'm attending the U of M-Twin Cities, majoring in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development and Spanish Studies. The IB program augmented my ability to express thought through the written and spoken word in every subject, fostering my ability to communicate effectively and productively both within and outside the classroom."
Meredith, Class of 2014

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Laura Herbst
Advanced Learning Coordinator (AP/IB)
laura.herbst@minnetonkaschools.org
952-401-5897

Counseling Appointments
952-401-5811

Phil Trout
College Counselor
collegeguy@minnetonkaschools.org
952-401-5746

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