What is IB?
International Baccalaureate offers four programmes for students ages 3 to 19 to help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. There are currently over 3,400 schools in 143 countries authorized to offer the “programme.” The program was originally developed for the children of diplomats so that when families were moved from country to country for new assignments, students would have access to the same rigorous curriculum.
IB and General Policies at Rufus King High School
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IB Diploma Programme
The IB Diploma Programme is a comprehensive two-year international college-preparatory curriculum. Students have the option of being Full Diploma candidates, or they may take selected IB courses as Certificate candidates. Successful completion of an IB course may lead to college credit and/or advanced placement. MYP courses are offered in grades 9 and 10 to prepare students for the Diploma program.
IB Middle Years Programme
The MYP is designed for students ages 11-16 years. Rufus King is authorized as an IB World School for grades six through 10 to expand its commitment to the IB curriculum’s high quality and challenging, international education at the middle school and ninth and tenth grade levels. The MYP curriculum is displayed in the form of an octagon with the academic subjects surrounding the areas of interaction. These areas of interaction provide a framework of learning and reflect the programme’s focus on student’s intellectual and social development. Students will complete a personal project during tenth grade with one of the areas of interaction as a focus. The MYP emphasizes three fundamental concepts: holistic learning, intercultural awareness, and communication. Students gain knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to participate in a global society. Core subjects are connected to the real world through the areas of interaction. An essential feature of the MYP is that students will experience five common themes. It prepares students for a smooth transition to the IB Diploma Program.
IB at Rufus King
Rufus King is authorized in the Diploma Years Programme (DP) and Middle Years Programme of study by the IB Organization. IB World Schools share a common philosophy-a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education-that we believe is important for our students. Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate).