International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP)

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Dr. Steven Fleet - PhD, IBDP Coordinator
Philosophy - Theory Of Knowledge

Steven Fleet 

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Cathy Wheaton
IB Secretary

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IB Learner Profile

The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB learners strive to be:

Inquirers: They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning.They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Knowledgeable: They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance.In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Thinkers: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators: They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Principled: They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Open-minded: They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring: They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Risk-takers: They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Balanced: They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Reflective: They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

International Baccalaureate - Choices

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Douglas County High School would like to extend an invitation to students who believe that a better society results from an educational system that promotes academic rigor in an environment of intercultural respect. International Baccalaureate Diploma Program students must accept the challenge of a demanding curriculum while contributing to their high school environment as good students and great citizens.

Information meetings are typically scheduled for interested students and their parents in November and December. If you are in the eighth, ninth or tenth grade and would like to know more about this prestigious program, please plan to attend one of these meetings.

The application process begins in November for incoming ninth grade students, and will be completed in the month of January for all students interested in the IB program at DCHS.

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