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IB Coordinator
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IB Co-Coordinator
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CAS Coordinator
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Language A | IB English
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Contact Ron Miller  Ron Miller Teacher
Arts and Electives - Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, & Psychology
Contact Kent Baker  Kent Baker Teacher
Contact Tracy Hawkins  Tracy Hawkins Teacher
Contact Emily Tucker  Emily Tucker Drama Teacher, Theatre Director
Contact Andreas Waldukat  Andreas Waldukat (949) 364-2744 Director of Instrumental Music- Department Chair, Visual & Performing Arts
Theory of Knowledge
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International Baccalaureate

The Value of the IB Diploma Programme

See Assistant Dean of Admission for Stanford University report on the positive effects of the IB Diploma programme.


Click here for the video

IB Information Sessions for Current Sophomores

IB information sessions will be held at lunch on March 6, 7, and 9 in room E-6.  We will be discussing the benefits and requirements of the IB program.


2-year Planning sheet for the IB program can be found here  

New Class!!! - IB Theatre

We are pleased to announce the addition of IB Theatre to our class offerings. Click here for more information about the course.

IB / AP Exam Schedule May 2017

Click on the link below to see the exam schedule.  Check back later for the rooms in which the exams will be taking place  



Capo IB Grads June 2016
Capo IB Grads June 2016

Academic Honesty and Attendance

Click here for a complete description of the CVHS IB Program Academic Honesty and Attendance Policy.


University Credit

Students awarded the IB diplomas gain admission to the most selective colleges and universities throughout the world, including such prestigious European institutions as Oxford and the Sorbonne as well as the finest American schools, such as Yale.   Many schools offer advanced standing or course credit to students with high scores on IB exams. 

Amherst    no no
Caltech sometimes sometimes
Dartmouth yes yes
Georgetown yes yes
Harvard yes yes
MIT sometimes sometimes
Northwestern yes yes
Stanford yes yes
UCSD yes yes
USC yes yes
Yale yes yes


Individuals and Society
Contact Bruce Carlisle  Bruce Carlisle Teacher
Contact Chris Dollar  Chris Dollar Teacher
Contact Tracy Hawkins  Tracy Hawkins Teacher
Biology, Environmental Sci., and Physics
Contact Stephen Cahill  Stephen Cahill Physics Teacher
Contact Susan Phelps  Susan Phelps Teacher

Program Info and Overview



The Theory of Knowledge course is the central interdisciplinary core around which the subject areas of the International Baccalaureate revolve. By exploring the knowledge systems of mathematics, natural sciences, human sciences, history, the arts, and ethics through the filters of emotion, reason, language, and depth, students and teachers learn to reflect critically on these essential human processes. The course challenges students to become aware of the complexity of knowledge and to acknowledge the need to act responsibly in a global society. This, in turn, reinforces the Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) components of the IB Diploma Programme.  The TOK course requires 100 hours of instruction during the junior and senior years.


The creativity, activity, service (CAS) requirement takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a counterbalance to the academic self-absorption some students feel within a demanding school curriculum.  Participation in CAS encourages students to share their energies and special talents while developing awareness, concern and the ability to work cooperatively with others.  The IBO’s goal of educating the whole person and fostering more caring and socially responsible attitudes comes alive in an immediate way when students reach beyond themselves and their books.  The CAS extracurriculular component requires approximately 150 hours during the junior and senior years.