Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
The IB Diploma Programme
 
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WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE 
DIPLOMA PROGRAMME 
AT CARSON GRAHAM SECONDARY!
 
click here for APPLICATION PROCESS INFORMATION

DP information session - January 2017.pdf

At Carson Graham Secondary, we are proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The IB DP is an internationally recognized, university preparatory programme that is widely acknowledged as the most prestigious high school diploma available to high school students. 

 
The IB DP curriculum is rigorous; it requires that students complete a two-year programme that consists of the study of language and literature, individuals and society, the sciences, mathematics and the arts. In addition to its academic demands, students are expected to gain a breadth of knowledge, ideas and experiences as they complete core requirements in Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity Action Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE). To find out more about the IB Diploma Programme, please click on the  links below:

 
 

 

 
 
Guiding both teaching and learning in the programme are the IBO Mission Statement and Learner Profile:
  
THE IBO 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 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.

 

 
THE IBO LEARNER PROFILE
 

The IB Learner Profile is the IB Mission Statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. IB Programmes aim to develop internationally-minded people who strive to be:

Inquirers

​Their 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.

Knowledgeabl​e

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.

Critical Thinkers

They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to approach complex problems and make reasoned decisions.

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 of others.

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.

Well-balanced

They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being for themselves and others. They demonstrate perseverance and self-discipline.

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.



 
For questions about the IB DP at Carson Graham Secondary, please contact:

Liz Thornhill, DP Coordinator  lthornhill@sd44.ca
Jennifer Tieche, DP Coordinator jtieche@sd44.ca

604-903-3555


 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
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