International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

IB Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

Coordinator: Marie Turner | MTurner@fcps.edu

Administrator: Heather Thomas | hathomas@fcps.edu

IB Diploma Office Phone: 703.715.4686

International Baccalaureate Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop a challenging program 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.

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An IB student with Marie Turner

IB Learner Profile

The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. The learner profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose. IB learners strive to be:

- Inquirers - Open-minded - Knowledgeable - Caring - Thinkers - Risk-takers - Communicators - Balanced - Principled - Reflective

Ideals of the IBO Mission

- Challenging programs - Rigorous assessments - Inquiring, knowledgeable, caring young people - Peaceful world through intercultural understanding - International education - Active, compassionate, lifelong learners - Understanding that other people, with their differences, can also be right

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