What is the International Baccalaureate Program?
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is an internationally recognized, rigorously academic curriculum for self-motivated and achievement-oriented students. Because the IB Diploma Program offers a comprehensive and systematic education of the whole person, it is widely regarded as the most challenging college preparatory program in the world.
The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
What is the IB Middle Years Program?
Students can participate in the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) in the seventh and eighth grades at Williams Middle School and in the ninth and tenth grades at Wilson High School. The IB Middle Years Program is an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes English, world languages, mathematics, social studies, science, the arts, technology, and physical education and provides academic rigor while emphasizing life skills and a sense of social responsibility through service activities.