Diploma Program In 11th & 12th Grade


Using the IB Diploma Program framework, a Biblical framework, and the Daystar Distinctives, we desire to help nurture students who will become Christ-following global citizens who will develop their God-given gifts to transform the world near and far. We desire to have students make strong, relevant connections between what they are learning and the world around them. With a Biblical foundation, we also desire to model and help students develop ten attitudes and traits that form the IB Learner Profile and out of this strong character, seek ways to serve those around them. Finally, we desire to develop the self-knowledge and skills students need to enjoy a lifetime of learning.

Because Daystar Academy is an “IB for all” school, students in grades 11 and 12 will continue their IB education as Diploma Program students. They will have the option of pursuing the full IB Diploma or of working towards the DP requirements in select subjects areas.


Students will take Diploma Program courses in 6 subject groups. The 6 subject groups are:

  • Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature

  • Group 2: Language Acquisition

  • Group 3: Individuals and Societies

  • Group 4: Sciences

  • Group 5: Mathematics

  • Group 6: The Arts

learn more about the 6 subject group course offerings at daystar


Students also choose from a variety of Diploma Program pathways to navigate during their 11th & 12th grade years. 

View Available Daystar DP Pathways


Students will also participate in the Diploma Program core. The 3 elements of the DP core aim to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills: