IB Candidate School

Harbor High School is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.

What is IB?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) is an educational opportunity that spans the eleventh and twelfth grades. Generally, courses are two years in length, and can be taken at the standard or higher level. The IB curriculum is based on inquiry, focused on conceptual understanding, and developed in local and global contexts. Transfer skills focused on effective teamwork and collaboration, differentiated to meet the needs of all learners, and informed by assessment. This approach allows students to work across disciplines to develop intercultural understanding and navigate their complex, 21st Century world. Students engage with effective learning strategies as they practice thinking, communication, social, self-management, and research skills. The IB DP places a strong emphasis on culture, encouraging students to be both internationally minded and more involved with their local communities as they develop into responsible, intellectually curious adults ready to confront global challenges. For more information, contact Harbor's IB Coordinator Designate Katrina Wedding at katrinawedding@sccs.net.