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North Canyon International Baccalaureate Students And Teacher In Drum Circle Indoors
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program has a remarkable mission to cultivate interested, well-informed, and empathetic youth who strive to foster a more harmonious and benevolent world by embracing intercultural appreciation and admiration.
The IB Organization collaborates with institutions, states, and global associations to create stimulating and comprehensive international educational programs incorporating rigorous evaluation. 

These initiatives inspire students worldwide to be dynamic, sympathetic, and lifelong learners who recognize that others, despite their discrepancies, possess valid viewpoints. 

The IB program is an exceptional platform for students driven to achieve their best and have a passion for learning. It's a fantastic opportunity for those who thrive in challenging and stimulating environments, value community service, and seek to explore their interests. 

Characteristics of IB

Steps to earn the IB Diploma:

  • Take six IB subject exams and pass with a total score of 24-plus points
  • Write a 4,000-word research paper.
  • Complete Creativity, Activity, and Service hours.
  • Take the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) class and complete the TOK exhibition and essay.

Benefits of the IB Diploma:

  • Preparation for college and beyond.
  • Higher GPAs and SAT scores.
  • Savings through college credit and scholarships.
  • Students can earn college credit from their IB exams.

NCHS IB Mission

Our institution is passionate about fostering lifelong learning and shaping individuals into caring, knowledgeable individuals. 

We pride ourselves on four integral elements that define our approach:


Join a community of like-minded learners and build meaningful friendships that will last a lifetime.


Experience a well-rounded education with access to scholarships, social and service opportunities, and small class sizes that allow for personalized attention.


Dive deep into each subject with the guidance of experienced and supportive teachers dedicated to helping you succeed.


Our IB students consistently receive awards, special recognition, and scholarships, highlighting the excellence that permeates throughout our institution.


Contact the IB Coordinator

Matt Case

Degrees: BA, University of Arizona and M.Ed, Northern Arizona University