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Diploma Program, International Baccalaureate (IB)

The IB Diploma Program (DP) was designed to provide students ages 16 to 19 with both deep, broad academic knowledge and physical, intellectual, emotional, and ethical growth. Six main areas and their common core components make up the DP curriculum: Theory of Knowledge, Creativity, Action and Service, and the Personal Project.

Through these common core components, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, carry out independent research, and complete a project that frequently includes a community service component.


Core Subjects
Theory Knowledge I
Extended Essay I
Creativity, Activity, and Service I

Language
Spanish I
English I

Individuals and Societies
Psychology I
Economics I
Business Management I
History of Europe I

Sciences
Biology I
Physics I
Environmental Systems and Societies I

Mathematics
Math Studies I
Mathematics Standard Level I

Elective I
Computer Science I
Visual Arts I
German ab initio I
Core Subjects
Theory Knowledge II
Extended Essay II
Creativity, Activity, and Service II

Language
Spanish II
English II

Individuals and Societies
Psychology II
Economics II
Business Management II
History of Europe II

Sciences
Biology II
Physics II
Environmental Systems and Societies II

Mathematics
Math Studies II
Mathematics Standard Level II

Elective II
Computer Science II
Visual Arts II
German ab initio II

Advanced Placement Program

This Program is offered by the College Board, and is geared towards students with an international perspective, especially those who either do their high school studies or plan to do their undergraduate work, outside of the United States.

This program’s standard of excellence spans the globe; AP International Diploma students are awarded scholarships and admission to colleges and universities around the world.


Core Subjects
Theory of Knowledge I
Extended Essay I
Creativity, Activity, and Service I

Language
AP Spanish literature I
AP English – language and composition I

Individuals and Societies
AP Comparative government and politics I
AP History of Europe I

Science
AP Biology I
AP Physics I
AP Environmental Science I

Mathematics
Mathematics Standard Level I
AP Calculus AB I
AP Calculus I

Elective
Computer Science I
Psychology I
Economics I
Business Management I
Visual Arts I
German ab initio I
Core Subjects
Theory of Knowledge II
Extended Essay II
Creativity, Activity, and Service II

Language
AP Spanish literature II
AP English – language and composition II

Individuals and Societies
AP Comparative government and politics II
AP History of Europe II

Science
AP Biology II
AP Physics II
AP Environmental Science II

Mathematics
Mathematics Standard Level II
AP Calculus AB II
AP Calculus II

Elective
Computer Science II
Psychology II
Economics II
Business Management II
Visual Arts II
German ab initio II

Minerva University Model

The Minerva University Model was designed by the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla and is built on the following 5 pillars:

     1. Human and social formation

     2. Project-based learning

     3. Information and communication technology skills development

     4. Second language mastery

     5. Research skills

Graduates of the MUM program attain self-knowledge and understanding. Through their studies, they become familiar with advances in science and technology. They also acquire an interdisciplinary and comprehensive vision and are aware of social, economic, political, ethical, esthetic, and ecological.


Humanities
Psychology and Human Development
Research Methodology
Physical Culture I
Arts

Language
Language
Foreign Language I

Science
Chemistry

Mathematics
Mathematics I
Computer Science I

Social Sciences
History of the Mexican Society
Humanities
Educational Guidance: vocational and professional
Philosophy
Physical Culture II

Language
Language and Research
Foreign Language II

Science
Biology

Mathematics
Mathematics II
Computer Science II

Social Sciences
Modern Universal History
Humanities
Physical Culture III

Language
Literature
Foreign Language III

Science
Physics

Mathematics
Statistics
Calculus
Computer Science III

Social Sciences
Economy and Mexican Society

Elective II
Computer Science
Psychology
Business and Management
Economy
Anthropology
Art and Design
French

Propedeutic Area (Electives)
Humanities
1. Epistemology
2. Psychology and Successful Competences
3. Art and Design
Natural and Health Sciences
1. Environmental and Health Education
2. Biochemistry
3. Selected Topics of Biology
Engineering
1. Physics for Engineering
2. Chemistry for Engineering
3. Selected Topics of Physics
Economic – Administrative
1. Introduction to Law and Political Sciences
2. Introduction to Economic – Administrative Sciences
3. Introduction to Social Sciences
Students must choose three subjects as follows:
  Three subjects from the same propedeutic area.
  Two subjects from the same propedeutic area and one subject from a different area.

Honors Programs

The Honors Program is a unique project, developed by ASF Puebla, that combines the IB with Advanced Placement.

or more information about this program, contact the High School Administrative Offices.