The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers a continuum of international education. The programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. To learn more about IB, download What is an IB education? brochure here. From www.ibo.org
The DP is for students aged 16-19. Students who engage in the Diploma Programme are prepared for success in college and beyond. The Diploma Programme is internationally recognized and respected by universities across the world. Students may elect to take part in any IB Diploma course and take a final examination to potentially earn college credit.
Or, students may also choose to take part in the full Diploma Programme and become an IB Diploma Candidate. In addition to choosing a balanced program of six Diploma course, students take part in a Theory of Knowledge course, write a 4,000 word Extended Essay, and develop a Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) project. Full Diploma Candidates have the opportunity to earn a International Baccalaureate Diploma in addition to their high school diploma.
International Baccalaureate magnet schools infuse a core curriculum with a world focus that can help young people understand their role as responsible world citizens. Emphasis is on changing technology, world languages, and cultures. Students are encouraged to inquire, think, communicate, take risks, achieve, be principled, be caring, open-minded, well-balanced, and reflective - this is the essence of the IB learner profile.
The PYP is for students aged 3 to 12. Students who engage in the Primary Years Programme are prepared for intellectual challenges in the upper grades, develop as inquirers both in the classroom and outside in the world. Students are encouraged to become independent thinkers and learners. Download the Primary Years Programme brochure here.
The PYP incorporates the following themes:
The CP is for students aged 16-19. Students who engage in the Career-related Programme are prepared for success in further/higher education, apprenticeships, or employment. CP students develop skills valued by employers. Along with the framework of the Diploma Programme, students will take DP courses which provides academic rigour; career-related study will provide practical real-world approaches to learning; and the CP core will develop skills for lifelong learning.
The MYP is for students aged 11 to 16. Students who engage in the Middle Years Programme are academically challenged and are encouraged to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects they are learning and how they relate to the real world. Through this inquiry, students become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers.