CONNECTICUT IB ACADEMY
The Connecticut IB Academy, a public high school with worldwide academic standards, connects a rigorous pre-university curriculum to the world beyond the classroom, demonstrates the interrelationships among the academic disciplines, and promotes international understanding. The academy’s program is designed to establish a balance among academic, artistic, and social activities in order to produce responsible, ethical, thoughtful, and informed citizens who are prepared to be global leaders.
MESSAGE FROM MRS. CARYN STEDMAN
Welcome to the Connecticut IB Academy, an International Baccalaureate World School©, website. Each year, I look forward to welcoming our incoming students and their families and welcoming back our returning students.
CIBA is a community of students, parents, teachers and staff with a growth mindset and a strong tradition of academic achievement, and service. We have much to celebrate from 2014-15; being named the Number One High School in Connecticut by both The Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report, another year with a 100% graduation rate, new staff members, new family members among our staff and a great student community. We also all have much work ahead as we strive for excellence.
For the 2015-16 academic year, we have many exciting initiatives. We will be in our first full year as a candidate school to offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme® (IB-MYP) in grades nine and ten to better prepare our students for success in our established International Baccalaureate Diploma Program® (IB-DP). This means that 100% of our students will be in a recognized International Baccalaureate program. We will be implementing the IB “Approaches to Learning,” a strong “skills for success” model across all grades to help students better learn how to learn and to exemplify the attributes of the IB learner profile. We will be strengthening our IB-DP offerings by offering most of our classes at the SL AND HL level and introducing a new IB-DP Group Four course called Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences. We will continue to insist that 100% of our students become IB Diploma Candidates because the IB-DP programs have a high level of respect and recognition among the world’s leading higher education institutions which results in advanced standing, course credit, scholarships and other university admissions related benefits for CIBA students.
We hope that this website will help you as you strive for success as a member of our CIBA family. Please feel free to take advantage of this site to view teacher pages, information about the school, information for parents, and to keep abreast of the latest information pertinent to our school.
Never hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about CIBA, the International Baccalaureate Programme, or our school community. I welcome any comments or suggestions on how we can work together to help CIBA achieve excellence.