•  North High School IB Department
    1101 East Thomas Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85014
    Director: Michael Perry
    IB Counselor: Dawn Davis



     It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

    ~ Albert Einstein


    Applications for the 2024-2025 School year are open now!





    The IB website will be updated this summer.  Please check back for dates and times for 2024-2025 events. Contact Mr. Perry at mperry@phoeniuxnion.org if you have questions.  He will be in office M-Th until the end of June. 

    • Focuses on preparing students for success in college.
    • Increases college acceptance opportunities—many of the United States’ leading academic institutions grant students special considerations for having completed this rigorous college preparatory program.
    • Prepares students for competence in all major academic areas.
    • Results in opportunities for advanced standing or course credit at the college level.
    • Promotes learning beyond current honors and Advanced Placement offerings.
    • Promotes international understanding through a shared academic experience.
    • Increases college scholarship opportunities.


    Students will take one IB exam from each of the following six subject areas during the junior and senior years:

    • Language A (native language - English)
    • Language B (second language - Spanish)
    • Individuals and Societies (History, Psychology or Environmental Systems)
    • Science (Biology or Environmental Systems)
    • Mathematics
    • Elective (choice of a second science, a second social studies, a second foreign language, theatre arts, or visual arts)


    During the junior and senior years students will take six IB exams, three at a higher level and three at a standard level. One exam will be taken from each of the six subject areas listed above. In addition, the diploma candidate must meet the following three requirements:

    1. Complete an interdisciplinary course called Theory of Knowledge,
    2. Prepare an extended essay reflecting independent research, and
    3. Complete a CAS project for their Junior and Senior year (extracurricular activities that can be categorized as creativity, action, or service).