Frederick Douglass High School Mission Statement
Frederick Douglass High School, an IB World school, empowers our students to become effective communicators, globally-minded problem-solvers, and life-long learners who realize their potential and become ethical, service-oriented citizens.
International Baccalaureate Programme 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.
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What is the International Baccalaureate Programme?
The following information is from the IB website www.ibo.org as published as of November 23, 2009.
"History of the International Baccalaureate®
The International Baccalaureate® was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation.
A group of talented, forward thinking teachers at the International School of Geneva, with assistance from several other international schools, created the IB Diploma Programme. What started life as a single programme for internationally mobile students preparing for university, has today grown into three programmes for students aged 3-19.
The programme in the early days consisted of a common pre-university curriculum and a common set of external examinations for students in schools throughout the world, seeking to provide students with a truly international education. Although the first IB schools were predominantly private international schools, they included a very small number of private national institutions and schools belonging to state education departments. This has changed over the years and today over half of all IB World Schools (authorized to offer one or more of our programmes), are state schools.
Although the first IB schools were predominantly private international schools, today over half of all IB World Schools are state schools.
Carrying forward the ideals and dreams of the IB founders, the organisation exists to provide high quality education for a better world, as expressed in our mission statement.
IB Programmes continue to encourage this international mindedness in students and educators through the IB learner profile; a set of values that represent our mission and principles."
What is the IB Middle Years Programme?
The IB Middle Years Programme, for students aged 11 to 16, provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers.
For further information specific to the Middle Years Programme, please visit www.ibo.org/myp.
Other IB Programme Documents
IB Middle Years Programme Brochure