What is IB?
The IB 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 programs 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.
The IB Learner Profile is the IB mission statement translated into 21st century learning skills. IB learners strive to be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, and Reflective.
The student enrolled in the IB program follows a rigorous 4-year plan to earn the IB Diploma.
The International Baccalaureate program is a rigorous pre-university program leading to assessments in six subject areas. It offers a challenging and demanding educational experience across the full curriculum. Beyond completing college-level courses and examinations, IB students are also required to engage in community service, individual research, and an inquiry into the nature of knowledge.
Authorized as an IB World School, Hillsborough High School currently offers the following IB courses: IB English, IB Math, IB Math Studies, IB History, IB Chemistry, IB Biology, IB Psychology, IB Spanish, IB French, and Theory of Knowledge.