IB

The International Baccalaureate is an academically challenging and rigorous program available to students in Grades 11 and 12.  This widely recognized, international program will appeal to students who have the motivation, commitment and interest to participate in this comprehensive program which encourages critical thinking, research skills, scientific inquiry, and communication in conjunction with service learning opportunities.  The student who graduates from this program is not only prepared for post secondary success at the local, national and international level; they are also capable and caring citizens of the world who have become lifelong learners.

 

IB Diploma candidates study six courses (English, Math, French, Geography, Biology and Chemistry) as well as the Theory of Knowledge course, write a 4,000 word Extended Essay on a topic of their choice, and complete the CAS program (Creativity, Action and Service).  IB courses move at a different pace, most over a two-year period, to allow time for in-depth research, inquiry and analysis.
IB grades are based on both classroom work done over time (internal assessments) and on IB final exams written in May.  These assessments are evaluated by external moderators to ensure consistency worldwide.