• IB

       What is an IB Education?   

  • Garner Magnet High School is authorized to offer three of the four available International Baccalaureate Programmes—the Middle Years Programme (MYP) the Diploma Programme (DP) and, most recently, the Career-related Programme (CP).

    What is an IB education?

    An IB education aims to enable students to make sense of the complexities of the world around them and equip them with the skills and dispositions needed for taking responsible action for the future. An IB education crosses disciplinary, cultural, national and geographical boundaries and champions critical engagement, stimulating ideas and meaningful relationships.

    The Mission of the IB

    The International Baccalaureate 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 organization works…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.

  • Education for a Better World

  • Creating a better world through education...


    An IB EDUCATION fosters INTERNATIONAL-MINDEDNESS by helping students reflect on their own perspectives, culture and identities, as well as those of others. By engaging with diverse beliefs, values and experiences and learning to think and collaborate across cultures and disciplines, IB learners gain the understanding necessary to make progress towards a more peaceful world.

    Broad, balanced, connected, and conceptual curriculum

    An IB EDUCATION offers students access to a BROAD and BALANCED range of academic studies and learning experiences. It promotes CONCEPTUAL learning, creates frameworks within which knowledge can be acquired, and focuses on powerful organizing ideas that are relevant across subjects adding coherence to the curriculum. An IB Education teaching focuses on offering students authentic opportunities to CONNECT their learning to the world around them.

    IB Learner profile

    The IB LEARNER PROFILE places the student at the center of an IB EDUCATION. The ten attributes reflect the holistic nature of an IB education. They underscore the importance of nurturing dispositions such as curiosity and compassion, as well as developing knowledge and skills. They also highlight that, along with cognitive development, IB programmes are concerned with students’ social, emotional and physical well-being and ensuring that students learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.

    Approaches to teaching and learning

    An IB EDUCATION utilizes APPROACHES TO TEACHING AND LEARNING centered on a cycle of inquiry, action and reflection. This interplay of asking, doing and thinking informs the daily activities of teachers and learners while also placing a great deal of emphasis on relationships. The Approaches to Teaching and learning reflects the IB’s belief that educational outcomes are profoundly shaped by the relationships between teachers and students and celebrates the many ways people work together to construct meaning and make sense of the world.
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