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International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program is a rigorous pre-university course of studies, leading to examinations, that meets the needs of highly motivated secondary students. The IB program is designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfill requirements of various national education systems. The diploma model is based on the pattern of no single country but incorporates the best elements of many. The IB program is offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), which is a nonprofit educational foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland. IB programs have been implemented in 705 schools in 92 countries.
A student must be enrolled in an authorized school to be eligible to sit for IB examinations.
The IB curriculum has been molded and shaped over the years by educators committed to international education. The six subject groups are:

  • Language A1 (Native/Best Language)
  • Language A2, B, ab initio (Foreign Language)
  • Individuals and Societies (Social Sciences)
  • Experimental Sciences (Sciences)
  • Mathematics
  • The Arts and Electives

In Broward, the IB Diploma is offered as a magnet program at three high schools - Boyd Anderson High School, Deerfield Beach High School, and Miramar High School. Additionally, three middle schools - Henry D. Perry, Lauderdale Lakes and Deerfield Beach - offer Liberal Arts Magnet programs to prepare students for the IB program.

The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Executive Director, Benefits & EEO Compliance at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, (ADAAA) may call Equal Educational Opportunities (EEO) at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.