IB is a non-profit educational foundation with four programs to help students develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. IB schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education. IB courses are for all students. The IB Diploma and Career Related Program is available at South Kitsap High School.
Three additional South Kitsap schools are in the candidacy phase of implementing International Baccalaureate curriculum. Hidden Creek Elementary and Orchard Heights Elementary are candidates for the primary years program. Cedar Heights Middle School is a candidate school for the middle years program. Only schools authorized by the IB organization can offer any of its three academic programsIB Primary Years Program info at Hidden Creek. Click here to view the website
IB Primary Years Program info at Orchard Heights. Click here to visit their website
IB Middle Years Program website. Click here to view the websiteIB Middle Years Program update from Cedar Heights. View the presentation
A challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. Students learn more than a collection of facts.
The Diploma Programme prepares students for university and encourages them to:
- Ask challenging questions,
- Learn how to learn,
- Develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture,
- Develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.
IB Diploma Programme Objectives:
- Raise the level of the academic expectation for all students
- Raise the rigor and relevance of instruction for all faculty and staff
- Reduce the achievement gaps currently present To increase student performance on all state, national, Programme, and college entrance assessments
- Incorporate rigor, relevance, multicultural and international focus of curriculum which will better prepare students to become life-long participatory citizens of local, national, and international communities of the 21st century
- Prepare students for their academic and/or vocational futures
- Nurture in students a life-long commitment to learning and inquiry
The IB Career-related program was developed to complement the needs of students interested in pursuing a career-related education while still in high school. The Career Related Programme provides a comprehensive educational framework that combines highly regarded and internationally recognized courses, from the IB Diploma Programme (DP), with a unique CP core and an approved career-related study.
The CP develops students to be:
- Academically strong
- Skilled in a practical field
- Critical and ethical thinkers
- Resilient and determined
- Confident and assured
- Caring and reflective
The CP pathways at South Kitsap High School are Athletic Medicine, Early Childhood Education, and Veterinary Medicine.
Components of IB CP
- Completion of a career-related study
- A minimum of 2 Diploma Program courses
- An IB CP Core consisting of Personal and Professional Skills Course, Language Development, Service Learning Project, and Reflective Project