Ms. Ann Linsley
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), founded in 1968, is a recognized leader in the field of international education. It is a non-profit, mission-driven foundation that works with 1,485 schools (April 2005) to develop and offer three challenging programmes in 119 countries to approximately 200,000 students.
While the IB programmes cultivate internationalism and respect for other cultures, they also adapt to the local environment and allow students to maintain a strong sense of cultural identity. Students are taught to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged citizens, who gain practical experience of being part of an international community.
Unlike the Advanced Placement program offered by College Board, the IB program offers a special “IB Diploma” that involves courses at both standard and higher level. Some colleges, but not all, offer some college credit for this diploma and the associated end-of-year exams and projects. Visit the official IBO website for detailed program information
For more information about the Internation Baccalaureate Program, please visit www.ibo.org