Roxboro Middle and Noble Elementary schools become IB candidates
Roxboro Middle School and Noble Elementary School have been named candidates in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.
The International Baccalaureate is a nonprofit educational foundation that is focused on students. The foundation includes three programs to help students aged 3 to 19 develop the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills to live, learn, and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Currently, IB works with 3,395 schools in 141 countries to develop and offer challenging programs to over 1,015,000 students.
IB World Schools have a common philosophy—a commitment to high-quality, challenging and international education.
“I view authorization as an IB candidate school as a means of certifying that Roxboro Middle School will use the instructional practices to teach our students a high quality curriculum that will allow them to compete with the best students globally,” Roxboro Middle School Principal Patrick McNichols said. “Our students are capable of great work, and it is our mission to provide them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for them to contribute to the global economy.”
In addition to the new schools named as IB candidates, Roxboro Elementary School is already a candidate in the program.
After qualifying as IB candidates, schools teach an IB curriculum for one year on a trial basis. A consultant will visit and assist the school. Later, an IB team will visit the school to meet with those who implemented the program, determine if the school is prepared to implement it, and complete a report on the school’s commitment and ability to deliver the program.
In the IB program, students will have the opportunity to participate in inquiry-based projects, present their learning to audiences on a regular basis, and perform more community service. Students will continue to have access to high-quality vocal and instrumental music programs, a foreign language program with Mandarin as a third language, and an interscholastic athletic program.
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