ABOUT THE International Baccalaureate
The Connecticut IB Academy (CIBA), as an authorized IB World School©, follows the IB model, a demanding, course of study involving all academic areas. CIBA is one of more than 4,000 schools globally offering the International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes, with their unique academic rigor and their emphasis on students’ personal development. Subjects within the eight (MYP) or six (DP) groups are studied concurrently and include both the humanities and the sciences. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) aims to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.
According to the IB Organization, this is different from other curricula because it:
• encourages students to think critically and challenge what they are told
• is independent of governments and national systems, and therefore able to incorporate best practice from a range of international frameworks and curricula
• encourages students to consider both their local and international environment.
Such course requirements enable students to explore some subjects in depth and others more broadly, a formula the International Baccalaureate Organization describes as “a deliberate compromise between the early specialization of some national systems and the breadth found in others” - and one which we believe ensures exposure to a wider variety of challenges.
General Regulations: Middle Years Programme (Grades 9 & 10) for parents and students
General Regulations: Diploma Programme (Grades 11 & 12) for parents & students
For more information on the International Baccalaureate and its programmes, please go to www.ibo.org.
For additional information, please view the PowerPoint 'About CIBA'