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International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate at North Canyon

IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The IB Organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

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

Visit the Official IB Website

IB Students and Parents

Characteristics of an IB Student

IB is designed for students who are motivated to become active and compassionate lifelong learners.This is a program for students who are interested in or may benefit from more challenging and engaging classes, serving the community, and opportunities to explore areas of personal interest.

Learner Profile

Characteristics of the IB Program

  • Challenging courses that inspire creative and critical thinking

  • Projects and research investigations that you design yourself

  • Opportunities to become an active participant in your community

  • Opportunities to build lasting relationships with peers and the community

  • Emphasis on experiences, skills, and knowledge necessary for post-secondary education

Middle Years Program (MYP)

  • 9th & 10th Grade

  • Students enroll in honors and AP courses to build a strong academic foundation in preparation for entering DP.

  • In addition, students complete a Personal Project and 20 hours of community

Diploma Program (DP)

  • 11th & 12th Grade

  • Students enroll in rigorous IB courses geared toward college preparation and earning the IB Diploma, which includes completion of the following:

  • Passing six IB subject exams

  • Completing an Extended Essay

  • Completing 150 hours of Community Service (CAS)

IB Program Overview

Contact the IB Coordinator

Matt Case

DP Coordinator (11/12th Grade)

Degrees: BA University of Arizona & M.Ed Northern Arizona University

Erica Rodgers

MYP Coordinator (9/10th Grade)