AMBITION IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS
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.
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.
The International Baccalaureate, founded in 1968, currently has 3041 schools in 139 countries, serving over 857,000 students. There are 73 programs in Colorado--29 are full diploma programs.
The mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who become active, lifelong learners through a shared academic and community service experience.
The program, a highly academic, rigorous course of study focuses on conceptual learning, critical thinking and presentation skills (written and oral). It not only prepares students for higher learning in a university setting, but helps students prepare to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
The Program requirements include English, World Language, History, Experimental Sciences, math, theory of Knowledge and elective choices. Students also complete the "CAS" component--(Creativity, Activity and Service).