Adriatic College is a school authorized by International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to implement the Diploma Program (DP).
The DP is a rigorous two-year academic program for high school (we admit young people from the age of sixteen). After the graduation, provided they successfully pass international exams in English and complete the final assessment, students obtain the IB Diploma of international standard that is recognized by universities worldwide. This IB Diploma is a quality mark for international universities and gives entrance advantages.
The Diploma program involves choosing subjects. Students choose one subject from each subject group (Studies in Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, the Arts, Mathematics). The choice is determined not only by students' interests but also by their plans for the future. They must study three subjects at the Standard Level and three subjects at the Higher Level. It is compulsory to take the fascinating special core course Theory of Knowledge and to complete CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) program during which students can fulfill themselves in creativity, sport and volunteering.
The DP curriculum is modern, up-to-date (they are regularly updated once in five years based on most recent developments in science and education), and profound; It is academic but, at the same time, connected with the real life and able to motivate students to further study of a subject.
It is essential that the programs are taught with the high-quality textbooks that are a pleasure to read.
Adriatic College invites high schoolers to join the global community of the DP students!
The DP in Adriatic College: FAQ
Who is that program for?
The DP is meant for high school students aged from 16 to 19 who aim to get the IB Diploma of international standard and to enter a European, American or Asian university.
What are the conditions to obtain the Diploma?
There is a list of conditions that must be met to obtain the Diploma. In particular, the total score in the Diploma for the six subjects must equal 24 or more. Another condition is completing CAS.
If one of the conditions from the list is not met, a student does not obtain the Diploma. However, in that case, a student can get certificates in specific subjects.
How to choose subjects?
The choice of subjects should be determined by the students' interests as well as their plans for the future studies as universities put forward specific requirements for departments and programs.
You can find recommendations for choosing subjects in the Admission policy.
What is the range of subjects the School provides?
The School does not provide the subjects from Group 6 (the Arts). The School offers one or two subjects from the other groups.
Can I choose fewer than 6 subjects or refuse to study subjects from particular groups?
A student may refrain from choosing subjects from Group 6 (the Arts). Instead of this subject, they can choose another subject from any other group.
Who is a DP teacher?
All the teachers working in the DP have passed a relevant training course and are certified to work in the program. The School hires teachers who are specialists in their subject areas, have experience in pedagogy and know English or are native speakers.
How to enroll in the program? What are the admission tests?
Enrollment in the DP program requires taking tests in Mathematics and Academic Skills and being interviewed (in the native language or English). Procedures and regulations for enrollment are described in the Admission policy.
In what form is the program held? Is it possible to study online?
The program is held by personal attendance. The DP does not allow for online learning. The only exceptions are the subjects that the School does not offer but that can be taught using the Pamoja platform.
Is it possible to combine the DP and a national curriculum program?
It is possible but very difficult.
Is it possible, while studying only in Adriatic College, to combine the DP and the Russian national curriculum with the subsequent State Exam?
Adriatic College offers the DP to high school students. The simultaneous studies in any national curriculum and the corresponding final assessment procedures (including exam registration) is outside of the School’s responsibility. However, the School can help a student to prepare for the national exams by organizing classes with the School teachers (within the subject tutoring program) which are embedded in the timetable.
If Adriatic College does not organize final assessment (leading to obtaining the National Certificate of Education), what is the best way to combine the programs?
A student can be formally homeschooled by another school that implies admission to the final assessment. Each particular school has its own assessment regulations for homeschooled students (in that case, a student is a part of the school cohort).
Does the School provide boarding facilities for students from other cities or countries?
No. The School is not responsible for the legal issues of accommodation of the student. The optimal solution for a child is to live with a parent or a legal representative.
How to register a residence permit for a child?
It depends on who the child is living with.
If the child is living with a legal representative, a residence permit is issued on the basis of family reunification.If the child is living independently, the registration of a residence permit takes place on the basis of a power of attorney issued by the parent for the person providing support/patronage.
Academic skills booster
Adriatic College offers high-school students a unique course in developing academic skills “Academic skills booster”.
Who needs the course and why?
This course is the most essential for those who consider entering the IB DP (International Baccalaureate Diploma programme).
However, the course will be beneficial for everyone who is going to continue studying on any other pre-university program or university. It will allow the student to feel more confident in the academic environment of any educational institution in any country. The student who did the course will be able to have an advantage over fellow students when doing research projects.
The course will also help boost the level of English and can be considered as a course of additional language support for applicants planning to enroll in English language programs.
The course consists of three modules:
I. Academic reading, writing and discussion (in English, threshold level — B1 and higher)
In this module, students learn to read and analyze nonfiction, identify the structure of such texts, extract maximum information from them; they study the logic and structure of the written argumentation and learn to write academic essays; they get familiar with the peculiarities of academic style; they develop their understanding of syntax and punctuation of an English sentence; they get familiar with the academic discussion protocols and use them.
Teacher: Vasiliy Gorbachev, PhD
TOK teacher in the DP program
English language teacher
25 years of teaching experience
Promo-video of the course from the teacher:
II Research essentials (in English and Russian)
In this module, students get familiar with the principles, structure, diversity, and problems of research; they acquire the knowledge and develop the skills needed for working with data (collection, processing, presentation, analysis, conclusions); they plan and carry out their own individual research on the topic of their interest.
Teacher: Ekaterina Anokhina, PhD
IB DP Coordinator
Biology teacher in the DP
22 years of teaching experience
Promo-video of the course from the teacher:
III Language enrichment (in English)
In this module, students work on their oral speech skills, train speaking and listening, and also expand their vocabulary, including the academic range. In this module, we use the texts carefully selected for these purposes.
Teacher: Ben Mosquera
English language teacher in the DP
14 years of teaching experience
Video introduction by the teacher:
250 euro/month — all modules.
If modules are chosen separately — 100 euro/month for each module.
2 lessons (90 min.) in each module.
After an online introductory meeting that allows to understand if the course is suitable.
You don't have to live in Budva to attend classes!
Contact us if you have any questions.