Downtown Magnets High School Since 1981, Downtown Magnets High School (DMHS) has served as a model high school for students to achieve academically while pursuing an emphasis in a career. As the world has evolved so has DMHS. In the early 80’s, the school emphasized a business pathway. In '91 a fashion pathway was added. In '93 technology and computer science pathways were established and finally, in early 2011 DMHS offered an engineering pathway.
What are the Benefits of the International Baccalaureate Program?
The IB Diploma is considered by many to be the most prestigious, rigorous pre-university course of study for high school students around the world. The Diploma Programme is designed as a world-class curriculum, incorporating humanities, mathematics, and sciences.
Recognized internationally by the finest universities in the world, IB graduates have much higher acceptance rates at leading universities in the U.S. and around the world – see how many times IB is mentioned on the applications of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, Oxford, and Cambridge to name a few.
IB graduates are offered opportunities for scholarships and advanced standing in colleges and college course credits based on test scores. All nine of the Universities of California offer IB Diploma Students who score 30 points on their diploma 30 course credits. (The minimum passing score is 24 points). 30 course credits at a UC means tens of thousands of dollars in savings.
Because of the international focus, students consider all topics from multiple perspectives. IB graduates are well prepared for the 21st century job market and global economy.
IB graduates learn to become strong communicators. The IB focuses on oral expression as well as written for evaluation and assessment. End of course testing is not objective multiple-choice testing; every part involves written expression – math, science, world languages, included.
IB Students gain a level of confidence from the IB curriculum and the IB experience. IB challenges and educates students as whole people by helping them examine HOW and WHY they learn—not just WHAT they learn. They then apply this learning through real-world projects and activities
How does a student apply to the International Baccalaureate Program at DMHS?
Click links to learn how to apply to the IB Program at DMHS