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International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate 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.  

Richland Northeast International Baccalaureate Mission Statement:
The International Baccalaureate Programme at Richland Northeast embraces the commitment to teach all students to think critically, to appreciate diversity, to serve others and be productive, and to be responsible citizens and lifelong learners in a global society.

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The International Baccalaureate Organization:
The International Baccalaureate Organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, has offered students worldwide a course of study fostering academic and personal growth since the 1960s. The IBO promotes global citizenship, inter-cultural awareness, and a focus on academic excellence while stressing the importance of synthesizing knowledge both in and out of the classroom. 
The IBO administers three comprehensive programs for students from kindergarten through the senior year of high school. Each program recognizes the developmental needs of students and focuses on cultural awareness, inquiry, and service to others.

International Baccalaureate at Richland Northeast:
Richland Northeast is an authorized school for the IB Diploma Programme and the Middle Years Programme.

Middle Years Programme (MYP):
The Middle Years Programme seeks to meet the academic and developmental needs of students in grades six through ten. Richland Northeast will offer material for grades 9 and 10. The curriculum promotes responsible global citizenship and intercultural awareness while developing critical thinking skills and providing interdisciplinary instruction​ 
  • All 9th and 10th graders are part of the MYP and will receive a comprehensive course study in eight subject areas (English, foreign language, technology, humanities, physical education, sciences, arts, and mathematics) through broad themes called Areas of Interaction.
  • Students who complete challenging coursework, achieve good grades, and complete the Personal Project will be awarded the MYP Certificate.
  • Students will have the opportunity to take challenging coursework in order to prepare to enter the Diploma Programme in grade 11.
As an authorized school for the Middle Years Programme, Richland Northeast High School would like to communicate the following policies which are aligned to the standards of the program:

Language Policy
Special Educational Needs Policy
Assessment Policy
Academic Honesty Policy

Diploma Programme (DP):
The Diploma Programme is one of the most well-respected pre-collegiate programs in the world and therefore awards students with both personal enrichment and international recognition of success.  Contact Information:
Dr. Sonja Merriwether-Hawkins
Magnet Director/IB Coordinator
803-699-2800 ext. 79633


Career-Related Programme (CP):
The Career-related Programme is the most recent addition to the IB. Its key aim is to provide a choice of different pathways for students aged 16 to 19. Modern life places complex demands on graduates entering further/higher education or employment. An integral part of the Career-related Programme is enabling students to become self-confident, skilled and career-ready learners. To prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing world, schools must not only equip them with the necessary skills and the learning dispositions, but also the ability to manage and influence change.

The IBCP framework begins in the 11th grade (prerequisites for the program are taken in the 10th grade) and allows students to specialize in, and focus on, a career-related pathway.  The programme’s three-part framework comprises the study of:

· At least two Diploma Programme courses:  one 2 year IB DP course and one additional one or two-year IB DP elective in either the 11th or 12th grades 

· Career and Technology Education pathway (CATE)

· The IBCP core class Personal and Professional Skills, which includes Service Learning, Language Development and the Reflective Project.

Students who complete all of the requirements will earn the IBCP Certificate.

For more information please contact:

Mrs. Fran Staniec
IBCP Coordinator 
803-699-2800 ext. 79777