Why Should A Student Consider IB?

    1. IB World School An extremely rigorous pre-university course of study for high school students.
    2. Recognized internationally by some of the finest universities in the world.
    3. A liberal arts curriculum incorporating humanities, mathematics, and sciences.
    4. Requires minimum of four years of study in six academic areas: math, science, literature, language, history, and an elective.
    5. Designed as a world class curriculum.
    6. Allows students to study at higher levels in their strongest content areas.
    7. Focuses on oral expression as well as written for evaluation and assessment.
    8. End of course testing is not objective multiple-choice testing program; every part involves written expression -- math, science, world languages, included.
    9. Designed for highly motivated students; likewise designed for highly motivated teachers.
    10. Offers opportunities for advanced standing in colleges and college course credits based on test scores.
    11. Curriculum taught from a global perspective incorporating the best educational elements from around the world.
    12. Faculty trained and retrained in IB curriculum by International Baccalaureate North America.
    13. Curriculum reviewed and revised every five years.
    14. Specific syllabi used for each course with required topics for study.
    15. Requires students to be involved in interdisciplinary activities, projects, and research.
    16. Required Theory of Knowledge course designed to stimulate critical thinking and reflection upon the knowledge acquired in the classroom and outside the classroom.
    17. Required Extended Essay, 4000 word research paper based on student's special interest and scholarly pursuits.
    18. Required CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) program involving 150 hours of creative service activity.
    19. Assists students interested in getting good scholarships.
    20. Assists students in gaining admission to America's Ivy League schools - see how many times IB is mentioned on the applications of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, etc.
    21. Students arrive at college prepared for college work and are, therefore, less susceptible to the "sticker shock" most college freshman experience.
    22. Gives students a level of confidence that ordinary curriculum does not give.