BEND, Ore. - Seven Peaks School has become the newest member of an ever growing global community of schools offering the Middle Years Program International Baccalaureate in 144 different countries.
The I.B. has a positive impact on students, schools and their wider communities with learning going well beyond the classroom.
Many universities in America allow students with an I.B. diploma to enter as sophomores, such is the academic rigor and excellence of the diploma.
Its unique and innovative approach to learning means both students and teachers are genuinely engaged with the programs and benefit from being a part of an unparalleled global network. Students are able to participate in international conferences and educators work with their peers internationally to ensure that the I.B. remains at the cutting edge of international education.
Principal Megan Martin says:
"We wanted to offer our students a more holistic education which will instil in them the skills, knowledge, and outlook to succeed in the 21st century, both in their local community and in the wider world. At the same time, we wanted give our teachers the opportunity to be a part of an international network of experts leading the field in education. We are delighted to become an I.B. World School and we look forward to watching our students reap the many benefits of the program.
Drew Deutsch, Director, IB America, International Baccalaureate says:
"The I.B. is recognized across the world for its innovative approach to education. We strongly believe that it is important to place an equal focus on academics and other, transferable skills, in order to best prepare students for success beyond high school.
"That Seven Peaks School has now successfully completed the authorization process and can now start offering the I.B. marks an exciting time for Seven Peaks and more importantly, for the students who will benefit from an I.B. education."