The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme of Rockingham County at Reidsville High School was approved in May of 1996, by the Board of Education. RHS began offering its first classes in the fall of 1997. At that time, there were only three public high schools and one private high school in NC that were authorized by the IB Organizaton to offer the program. At the present time, there are twenty-seven schools in North Carolina offering the diploma programme.
The IB programme offers a quality curriculum that encourages critical thinking by the study of traditional disciplines while encouraging a global perspective. It is designed for the academically motivated student who can function independently and has learned to manage time well.