The International Baccalaureate (IB) can be found in over 3500 schools in 145 countries. Poudre School District is proud to be authorized to offer the full IB continuum of education: The Primary Years Program (PYP) serves students in grades K - 5 at Bennett, Dunn and McGraw Elementary Schools; The Middle Years Program (MYP) is offered to all students in grades 6 - 8 at Lesher and Lincoln Middle Schools, and grades 9 - 10 at Poudre High School; and the Diploma Program (DP) serves college-bound students in grades 11 - 12. The IB programs at PHS are for motivated students who want to learn a variety of subjects at an advanced level, and who want to embrace diversity and an understanding of different cultures. The IB curriculum mandates that students study a wide range of subjects concurrently, including English, a second language, history and geography, science, math, and a sixth subject in the arts or other areas of student interest. IB students are required to become active in their community through volunteerism and complete major self-directed projects in both the 10th and 12th grades. An IB graduate is an analytical thinker who understands others' viewpoints while maintaining an individual value system.
The IB Learner Profile
The IB Learner Profile is the IB Mission Statement translated into a set of learner outcomes for the 21st Century.
The learner profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose.
MYP and DP
At PHS, the IB program is divided into two parts. Ninth and tenth graders are IB Middle Years Program students (MYP). This program accelerates the students academically within a specific philosophical framework. Please go to the MYP link for more specific information. Students may enter the IB Diploma Program (DP) in eleventh grade after successful completion of all components of the MYP. The DP provides collegiate-level coursework during the junior and senior years for which students have the opportunity to receive college credit. Please go to the DP link for more specific information.
"The IB Family"
In many ways, the IB program promotes a close relationship between teachers, students and parents. Teachers work together to coordinate the curriculum within a grade level and to provide a smooth transition from one year to the next. They, along with the IB counselors, also provide a strong support network for IB students. The IB parent community offers many services through the IB Booster Club to benefit everyone associated with IB.
IB and PHS
IB students are Poudre High School students first. They are involved in a wide variety of PHS extra-curricular activities, and when schedules allow, they may take additional PHS course offerings. Although IB is seen as a smaller learning community within PHS, IB students are not segregated, nor would IB promote a division.
This website allows you to examine our internationally recognized IB program in more detail. You can also access the IBO website at: www.ibo.org. If you have further questions, please contact Lisa King, IB Program Director at (970) 488-6119 or email@example.com.