International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs

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The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected educational programs 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 programs.

The IB has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching and student achievement.

IB has three programs: Primary Years (K-6), Middle Years (7-10) and the Diploma Program (11-12). Caleb Greenwood was authorized as a Primary Years Program in the spring of 2015. Kit Carson was authorized as a Middle Years Programme in the spring of 2016.  They are a currently a candidate school for the Diploma Programme and expect to be authorized by IB in the spring of 2017.

Luther Burbank High School has offered an IB Diploma Program for several years. 

IB schools and programs are challenging learning environments in which children are encouraged to become passionate learners fully connected to the rapidly changing world in which we live.

IB has a proven track record of high academic success for students in 3,400 schools in 141 countries across the globe. Because of its success, IB is one of the fastest growing educational programs on the planet.

Research shows that students who graduate from IB programs are better prepared for college and careers and have the highest GPAs in four-year university freshmen classes.

IB’s mission statement is: “The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through inter-cultural understanding and respect.”