International Baccalaureate

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Discovery Canyon Campus High School is an International Baccalaureate World School.  All students in grades 6-10 access the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP).  In the 11th and 12th grade, students may pursue the IB Diploma Programme, the IB Career-Related Programme, be an IB Scholar, or access the IB experience through general coursework.  We believe that ALL students should access the most rigorous coursework available to them.  

The International Baccalaureate experience is different from other curricula because it:

  • encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions

  • encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts

  • develop multilingual students.

The International Baccalaureate aspires to help schools develop well-rounded students with character who respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind, are confident in their own identities, make ethical decisions, join with others in celebrating our common humanity and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations.  Students who access the IB will:

  • be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning

  • take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world

  • become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language

  • be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

  • ask challenging questions

  • think critically

  • develop research skills proven to help them in higher education.


IBO Mission Statement

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 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.

International Baccalaureate Progression:

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