- THE IB MISSION
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. The program encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
- THE IB LEARNER PROFILE
The IBLP describes a broad of range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. We believe these attributes can help individuals and groups to became responsible members of local, national, and global communities.
Most four-year colleges are looking for growth in three characteristics academics, extracurricular activities, and personal qualities.
- THE IB STUDENTS: IB APPROCHES TO LEARNING
During their journey in the IB program students are expected to acquire 5 skills:
- THE IB TEACHERS: IB APPROCHES TO TEACHING
In the IB, subjects are not taught in isolation, but connected to each other. IB Teacher recruitment focuses on hiring educators who can implement these 6 strategies to teaching. When hired in the IB program, teachers attend an initial training. Continuing education occurs throughout their tenure and is required every time the curriculum is updated.
- THE IB INTERNATIONAL MINDEDNESS
International Mindedness within the context of the IB encompasses three dimensions: multilingualism, intercultural understanding, and global engagement.
Multilingualism: Students are expected to embrace and promote any native language that was acquired previously to joining the IB program and acquire a new language at the end of the IB program. As a results, all IB students will attain a gold biliteracy seal in their high school diplomas. The Florida Seal of Biliteracy Program is established to recognize a high school graduate who has attained a high level of competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more foreign languages in addition to English. This is awarded upon graduation.
Intercultural understanding and global engagement: students develop knowledge of other cultural groups, appreciating different ways of being and behaving and developing positive attitudes towards others. Teachers continually use local and global contexts as well.