The casual observer walking the halls sees instruction, planning, and a renewed focus on connecting lessons and concepts to real-world issues. Teachers anchor learning in the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework while shifting practices to meet the learning needs of today's students. Teachers benefit from collaborative professional development in inquiry, concept-based curriculum, backward design/planning, performance-based assessment, proficiency scoring, and score calibration as they join a network of IB World School professionals who connect online, and exchange ideas and resources to enhance students' learning experiences.
IB at the high school is a comprehensive two-year curriculum that requires diploma candidates to complete at least one course in six academic areas: Language A1 (native language), Language B (foreign language), Experimental Sciences (science), the Arts and Electives (art, music, and theatre arts), Mathematics (math), and Individuals and Societies (social studies). In addition to the six academic courses, students are expected to complete three other requirements in order to receive an IB Diploma.