What is an IB Education?
The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education, with final examinations, that prepares students aged 16 to 19 for success at university and in life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
The program is a comprehensive two-year international curriculum, beginning in the 11th grade.
The Diploma Program's grading system is criterion referenced: each student's performance is measured against well defined levels of achievement consistent from one examination session to the next. Grades reflect attainment of knowledge and skills relative to set standards that are applied equally to all schools. Top grades are not, for example, awarded to a certain percentage of students.
Approaches to Teaching
The IB program is taught by teachers who explicitly help students learn how to develop the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success. Teaching is:
- based on inquiry
- focused on conceptual understanding
- developed in local and global contexts
- focused on effective teamwork and collaboration
- differentiated to meet the needs of all learners
- informed by assessment (formative and summative).
Approaches to Learning
Proficiency in any skill can be increased through the deliberate use of techniques and strategies, feedback and challenge. Skills are therefore highly teachable. Teaching and learning in the Diploma Program (DP) incorporates the development of:
- thinking skills
- communication skills
- social skills
- self-management skills
- research skills
IB Exam Registration in October
October is the month for IB exam registration and fee payment. May is the month in which students will sit for IB exams.
- All on-line exam registrations will be canceled for non-payment of fees by October 16th.
- Fees are Non-fundable.
- Exam dates and times are set by IB and are not negotiable. There are no make-up exams, including for a sports conflict.
- For an explanation of IB Exams and fees, please consult the Fee Letter
- IB Registration slide deck on Google
IB Testing Conflicts
IB Exams cannot be rescheduled
Exam dates and times are set by IB and are not negotiable. Exam dates and times cannot be rearranged and there are no "make-up" exams, regardless of circumstances. A student can re-register for a re-take for the following exam session.
Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) Intro Materials
Read the CAS Handbook with your parents.
Submit a printed & signed copy of the Handbook Verification Form at the Fall CAS Meeting
Bring a completed digital copy of the "All About Me" form to upload to your Managebac portfolio you will receive in the fall.
Complete this CAS Master Plan, have your parents sign it, and attend the fall meeting with both a printed & digital copy.