High School

Daystar's High School program builds upon the foundation that is set in Daystar's younger grades and provides greater depth of learning and opportunities for students. As students engage in their classroom work and apply it to the world around them, they develop their own identity and in it become known. Students who are known are students who care and want to make a difference in their neighborhoods, their city, and the world as a natural result of their learning.

Daystar's high school students learn to love and love to learn as they embark on the journey of becoming the adults the world needs. They do this as they use the resources of Chicago to deepen their understanding, and they take hold of international travel opportunities to grow their worldview. In 9th & 10th grades, high school students complete the final two years of the IB Middle Years Program. We anticipate that Daystar's 11th and 12th grade students will be IB Diploma Programme students. Daystar Academy is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

Download Daystar's MYP Student Handbook Here

About the IB Middle years program

The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.

The MYP is a five-year programme, which can be implemented in a partnership between schools, or in several abbreviated (two, three or four year) formats. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP).

Taken from the International Baccalaureate website. 

More About MYP

About the MYP Program | 9th & 10th Grade


About the DP Program | 11th & 12th Grade

About the IB Diploma program

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. 

IB World Schools share a common philosophy — a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education — that we believe is important for our students.


* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit ibo.org.


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