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May 2021 - PDP 9th Grade Application     

The IB Programme at HHMS

The IB Programme at HHMS

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a comprehensive, rigorous program of advanced studies that demands the best from motivated students. IB students study a broad spectrum of subjects and engage in research (Extended Essay) and experiential learning through school, community, and international activities. In the forty years since its founding, the IB Diploma has become a symbol of academic integrity and intellectual promise, recognized by leading universities in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Pre-Diploma Program (PDP)

The Pre-Diploma Program is a challenging program for students in grades 9 and 10 developed to prepare students for the Diploma Program.

PDP students will learn how to learn, develop an understanding of academic integrity and honesty, and will practice assessments modeled after those given in the DP. Students who undergo the Pre-Diploma Program will be prepared to enter either the Diploma Programme, or the Career-Related Programme.

IB Diploma Programme (DP)

According to (2015), the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19.  The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the stated goals of the Diploma Programme (DP) courses (, 2015).

The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

Photo:Veronica Vollmer

"I found myself and my purpose in life while in the IB                because of the program (and the amazing teachers                      who always believed in me)."

-April Vollmer, Class of 2016

IB Contact


The Pre-Diploma Programme
Interested in working for HHMS? Complete the Tangipahoa Parish School System Application for Certified Teachers.  Please send the application, college/university transcripts, Praxis/NTE scores, and any other pertinent information to: 
Tangipahoa Parish School System
Attn: Ron Genco 
59656 Puleston Road
Amite, Louisiana 70422 
Upon completing the application process, please feel free to forward your CV to: Principal and the IB Coordinator


The Pre-Diploma Programme HHMS Iboosters

HHMS iBoosters is a parent led non-profit organized to support students in the PDP and IB Programmes.

February 2017 - Students are selling $5.00 Mega 50/50 Raffle Tickets. This is the IBoosters annual fundraiser. 

Click here to follow the HHMS iBoosters Facebook page.