Northfield High School is an IB World School, and has one of the fastest growing and most successful International Baccalaureate Diploma Programmes in the state of Colorado. Through rigorous coursework, independent research, and community service, our students develop the skills to understand the world as it is while also reimagining what it could be.
IB at Northfield places a premium on both rigor and equity. Students complete 9th and 10th grade classes with assignments and projects that are designed to prepare them for IB Diploma courses beginning in 11th grade. All of Northfield Juniors take at least IB classes in English, Math, and Social Studies, and students can choose to take the full Diploma Programme, which includes six classes, extended essay, Theory of Knowledge Course, and IB Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) program.
The following research articles provide in-depth evaluations of the impact of the IB Diploma Program on a student’s level of college preparation and his or her ability to successfully enroll and succeed in high-quality college institutions by exhibiting the persistence, work habits, organization, and thoughtful analysis and creative output required to excel in their chosen field of study.
The CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) Program is one of three required core elements that make up the IB Diploma Program. Students must complete a CAS project before they graduate.
CAS seeks to involve students in a range of activities that take place alongside their academic studies. The component’s three strands, often interwoven with particular activities, are characterized as follows: