The IB program is a two-year program that involves you taking advanced classes. There are six-core subjects for which you take IB classes. It is a great way to show your academic potential. You also have to write a research paper at the end of the program. If you are not up for taking the whole course load associated with the IB program, some schools will allow you to take classes without enrolling in the diploma program. The IB program is very rigorous and stretches your academic abilities.
These are some programs that are popular among high school students. This is by no means an exhaustive list of nationally recognized programs. Boy’s/Girls States