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Mrs. Jan Normile, IB Program Coordinator
(315) 764-3710 x3117
jnormile@mcs.k12.ny.us 
What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a rigorous, academically challenging and balanced two-year program of education designed to prepare students ages 16 to 19 for success at university and in life beyond.   It is truly an international program incorporating the best educational practices from around the world, while remaining free from the influence of any particular system or government.  In addition to academic excellence, it encourages inquiry, open-mindedness, intercultural understanding and the attitudes necessary to respect and evaluate a range of  viewpoints.

To find out more about the International Baccalaureate Organization, visit their website at:   http://www.ibo.org 

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The Diploma Program model includes:

 

  1. Courses from 6 subject groups, ensuring breadth and depth of knowledge:

  • Language

  • Language Acquisition

  • Individuals and Societies

  • Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • The Arts

 

   2.  A core comprised of:

  • The Theory of Knowledge course— explores the nature of knowledge

  • The Extended Essay — requires in-depth research into an area of student interest

  • Creativity, Activity and Service  — experiences that enhance personal and   interpersonal development

 

   3.  The IB Learner Profile in the center — the    attributes all IB learners strive            for

Click image below for the IB learner profile.

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