Parents who want the best possible education for their children choose the DP for its academically challenging and balanced programme of education. It addresses the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well‐being of students, and is respected by universities across the globe. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is an internationally recognized, rigorously academic curriculum for self‐motivated and achievement oriented students. Because the IB Diploma Programme offers a comprehensive and systematic education of the whole person, it is widely regarded as the most challenging college preparatory program in the world. The IB Diploma Programme is a two year curriculum in which eleventh and twelfth grade students take courses and examinations from the six groups of the IB curriculum. Successful performance on the IB examinations may enable students to receive college credits for work completed in high school. Since the IB examinations require high levels of achievement and preparation, students should enroll in preparatory courses prior to the eleventh grade. At Franklin Academy, students in grades 6‐10 are automatically enrolled in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) which enables the rigor of the programme to be met with familiarity for those who wish to take the path toward the Diploma Programme.