Parents and Students: On January 28, Learn More About the IB Diploma

Des Moines Public Schools is hosting an informational session for parents and sophomore students interested in learning more about the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Central Academy.

The event will be held at:

Tuesday, January 28
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Central Campus Multipurpose Room – 1800 Grand Avenue

The event will include an informational presentation, a student panel, and a question-and-answer session.

The IB Diploma Programme is a two year program of study for students in grades 11 and 12. Successful IB Diploma candidates are students who are self-motivated, enjoy intellectual and academic challenges, possess good time management skills, and have taken rigorous preparatory coursework. Successful completion of an IB Diploma can support students in college admission, placement, and credit.

In 2008, Des Moines Public Schools became the first school district in Iowa to offer the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Programme as another educational choice for students. Today, the IB program in Des Moines has grown to include ten schools serving more than 4,500 students. For more information about the program, visit