International Baccalaureate

Cumberland Valley School District is the only public high school in the local mid-state area to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a comprehensive and rigorous college-preparatory program designed to meet the needs of academically talented and highly motivated high school students. Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva, Switzerland may offer the IB curriculum and allow their students to sit for IB examinations in hopes of earning an IB diploma. IB Students throughout the world follow a prescribed course of study in six disciplines, sit for examinations in each discipline, and fulfill additional requirements of the programme.

Internationally recognized as one of the most challenging college-preparatory curricula available, this prestigious programme is offered in 3300+ schools in over 150 countries. Nearly 950 US schools currently offer the IB Diploma, and this number continues to grow.  In fact, between 2012-2017, the number of IB programmes offered worldwide grew by 39.3%.  Students are increasingly attracted to IB as they are assured that their courses of study conform to world standards, not merely local, state, or national standards. Students who fulfill IB's expectations demonstrate a strong commitment to learning. The IB programme will enable the student to earn the IB diploma and the potential to earn college credit and advanced standing at colleges and universities around the world.

Mission Statement of the IB Organization The International Baccalaureate Organization 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 IBO 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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