The DP provides a balanced curriculum of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity-Activity-Service (CAS), and Extended Essay (EE). Students create individual pathways in the DP through their selection of individual courses in the six subject groups. Never one test on one day, the IB assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the stated goals of the Diploma Programme (DP) courses. There are IB World Schools in nearly 150 countries throughout the world, and students send exam results to higher education institutions in nearly 90 countries annually.
Alcuin School offers twenty DP courses from which each student creates an individual graduation plan. These course offerings provide the student more than 200 pathways to the IB diploma. As a result, the student, who seeks a math-science pathway, or the student, who seeks a liberal arts pathway, is equally well served. DP courses provide access to university level content meeting international standards. Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete university level independent research and undertake community service.