International Baccalaureate 

Belfast Area High School is a Candidate School* for the Career-Related Diploma Programme. BAHS is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality,  challenging, international education that BAHS believes 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, 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