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INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)

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The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland, is a recognized leader in the field of international education.  It is a non-profit, mission-driven foundation.  While the IB programs cultivate internationalism and respect for other cultures, they also adapt to the local environment and allow students to maintain a strong sense of cultural identity.  Students are taught to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged citizens, who gain the practical experience of being part of an international community.  The overall goal: to enable students to function independently in unfamiliar environments.

At Clearfield High School we believe that IB is for ALL students.  Therefore, we work to provide a personalized program for each student who desires to participate.  We are authorized to offer two separate IB pathways that students can follow based on thie own needs, interest, and goals:

IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM
IB COURSE PROGRAM

The Program

What in the World do I Have to Do?

The IB Program is a challenging, two year curriculum for grades 11 through 12.  It leads to a qualitifaction that is widely recognized by the world's leading universities.  Students learn more than a collection of facts.  The IB Diploma Program prepares students for univeristy and encourages them to...

  • Become inquirers, asking challenging questions
  • Think like a college student: creatively, analytically, etc.
  • Know themselves and their own culture
  • Develop communication skills that enable them to understand and work within out global community

Please navigate through the other tabs to find out more information about the IB Program (including alternatives to doing the full diploma program) and about how to apply.

All students regardless of gender, race, culture, or family income are eligible to apply.

Benefits

Intrinsic

WHAT KIND OF STUDENT BENEFITS FROM ib?

The aim of the IB program is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.  Students that benefit from the IB program are those who have a desire to be:

  • better inquirers
  • more knowledgeable
  • deeper thinkers
  • better communicators
  • more principled
  • more open-minded
  • more caring
  • more resilient in the face of change (risk-takers)
  • more balanced
  • more reflective

These charter traints are collectively known as the IB LEARNER PROFILE. as IB learners and educators, we strive to embrace and hone all of these personal characteristics.

Exterior

But, what are the other benefits?

PLEASE NOTE!

Each university is an individual case and the IB Program at CHS does NOT make any garuantees about college credit.

That said, in general in state colleges award 6 college credit if you score a 5, 6, 7 on your exam and you are in PARTIAL IB (this is very similar to how AP credit is awarded).  If you are in FULL IB and score a 5, 6, or 7 then you generally will receive 8 college credits per exam.

The TRUE BENEFIT of the IB Program is that it prepares you to be a college student on the level that you will enter college once you've earned all that credit.  The IB Program teaches you to...

  • think like a college student, to question, to inquire,
  • write like a college student,
  • manage your time and keep the commitments you make to yourself,
  • advocate for yourself with your professors and the collegiate system, and
  • research like a college student.  The only program at CHS to do so.

Finally, the diploma program will convinve you that you can do difficult things and succeed, and essential understanding for success in college and life.

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