IB Learner Profile

Hillsborough High Magnet School
TAMPA, FLORIDA
THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) LEARNER PROFILE
The aim of all IB Programs is to develop internationally minded individuals who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. With this in mind, we intend to align our entire school with the following IB learner profile. This profile captures the spirit and goals of all of our teachers and students.
IB LEARNERS STRIVE TO BE:

“To develop to their fullest potential the powers of each individual
to understand, to modify and to enjoy his or her environment,
both inner and outer, in its physical, social, moral, aesthetic, and spiritual aspects.”
Alec Peterson, First Director General of the IBO, 1987.

Inquirers

Natural curiosity is nurtured. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct constructive inquiry and research, and become independent active learners. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Knowledgeable

They explore concepts, ideas and issues which have global relevance and importance. In so doing, they acquire, and are able to make use of a significant body of knowledge across a range of disciplines.

Communicators

They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication.

Risk-takers

They approach unfamiliar situations with confidence and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.

Principled

They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty, a sense of fairness and justice and respect for the dignity of the individual.

Caring

They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to action and service to make a positive difference to the environment and to the lives.

Open-minded

Through an understanding and appreciation of their own culture, they are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures and are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.

Reflective

They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and personal development. They are able to analyze their strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.

Well-balanced

They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and personal development. They are able to analyze their strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.