General Information about the International Baccalaureate Program
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), founded in 1968, is a nonprofit educational organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. It offers to schools three programs:
- the Diploma Program (DP) for student in the final two years of school before university;
- the Middle Years Program (MYP) for students aged 11 to 16;
- the Primary Years Program (PYP) for students aged 3 to 12.
There are 3,323 schools authorized to offer IB programs. These schools offer a total of 4,110 IB programs in over 140 countries as of January, 2012.
IB Authorization At Rogers International School
Since 2002, Rogers has been implementing the International Baccalaureate program. Initially, the Primary Years Programme was implemented, which authorization being granted in 2005. When the school moved to its new campus on Blachley Road, the school began to add the Middle Years Program to its offerings. Authorization for the Middle Years Program was awarded in the Fall of 2012. RIS offers the IB programme in all of their grades to all students, Kindergarten-Eighth Grade. The Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The Primary Years Program provides an opportunity for learners to construct meaning, principally through concept-driven inquiry. Traditional academic subjects are part of the program, but it emphasizes the
The PYP focuses on the heart as well as the mind and addresses social, physical, emotional and cultural needs as well as academic ones. The PYP aims to develop in children:
sensitivity to the experiences of others through the curriculum
the characteristics listed in the student profile
the attitudes that
are an explicit element of the program
the expectation of socially responsible action as a result of the learning experience.
The Middle Years Programme (MYP)
The MYP provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. They MYP empahsizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagements, qualities that are esential for life in teh 21st century.
addresses students' intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being
enables students to understand and manage the complexities of our world, and provides them with the skills and attitudes they need in order to take responsible action for the future
Ensures breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding through the study of eight subject areas
requires the study of at least two language to support students in understanding their own culture and that of others
What to expect from Rogers International School
Excellence in education:
IB programs provide a broad and challenging education. The programs enable students to acquire important academic skills and to develop an international perspective and a commitment to their communities.
Ongoing support from the IBO:
The IBO continues to work closely with schools after they become authorized. IBO regional offices organize regional conferences where IB schools can share their experiences and exchange ideas. IB teachers can access curriculum materials and interact in real time with other teachers via the IBO's online curriculum center. IB coordinators can download curriculum updates, examination schedules and other information from the IBO's Ibnet Web site. The developing procedures for the assessment of student work.
Participation in the activities of a worldwide community of IB schools.