What is IB (International Baccalaureate)?
Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Schools must be authorized, by the IB organization, to offer any of the programmes. Terry Parker High School is an authorized IB World School, offering the IB Diploma Programme since 2012 and is currently in the consideration phase to offer the IB Career-Related Programme in future years.
The IB is best defined by its mission statement:
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.
For more information about what an IB Education looks like, click here for an informational booklet from the IB.