International Baccalaureate at North Canyon
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.
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.
The IB at North Canyon High School
NCHS IB Mission
We foster lifelong learning by emphasizing academic rigor and creating opportunities for personal growth as caring, knowledgeable individuals.
Here are four things at the CORE of what we do:
Build lifelong friendships in a community of like-minded learners.
Become a well-rounded, caring student, while enjoying small class sizes and access to scholarships and social and service opportunities.
Explore each subject in depth and learn from experienced and supportive teachers.
IB students routinely receive awards, special recognition, and scholarships.
Steps to earn the IB Diploma:
- Take six IB subject exams and pass with a total score of 24-plus points.
- Students can earn college credit from their IB exams.
- 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.
Complete college faster.