Signal Mountain Middle / High is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School that offers both the IB Middle Years Program and the IB Diploma Program. The IB program focus is on academic preparation through rigorous, challenging high school courses.  Students who complete the program develop solid writing skills, excellent presentation skills, the abilities to collaborate effectively and to work well in teams.  They learn time-management and how to set priorities.  Freshman and sophomore students participate in the IB Middle Years Program. Juniors and seniors take IB Diploma Program courses in pursuit of the International Baccalaureate Diploma. IB Diplomas are rewarded by the International Baccalaureate based on scores on IB exams that are completed at the end of the diploma candidate’s senior year. Scores on the IB exams can result in a student earning various college credits.