IB Programs

 

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Colegio Internacional de Caracas is proud of its International Baccalaureate Program and we attempt to model the IB Learner Profile in all that we do. Check out the video below to see how CIC students actively live the IB Learner Profile.

CIC has offered the IB Diploma Program in Grades 11 & 12 for approximately twenty years and was the first school in Venezuela to implement the IB Middle Years Program for Grades 6-10. The IB Programs are rigorous, world-renowned curricula, which promote very high academic standards and responsible citizenship in an increasingly global society. The descriptions below are excerpted from publications by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

IB Middle Years Program (MYP)

Grades 6-10
The IB’s Middle Years Program (MYP) provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills for students aged 11-16 years. The five-year program offers an educational approach that embraces yet transcends traditional school subjects. Students at this stage–early puberty to mid-adolescence–are in a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development. This is a time of uncertainty, sensitivity, resistance and questioning. The IBMYP provides them with discipline, skills and challenging standards, but also with creativity and flexibility. The IBO builds its program around these considerations but it is also concerned that students develop a personal value system by which to guide their own lives, as thoughtful members of local communities and the larger world. The MYP Coordinator is Mr. Michael East.

Learn more about the IB Middle Years Program (MYP).

IB Diploma Program

Grades 11 & 12
The IBO’s Diploma Program, created in 1968, is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. It is designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. The program has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to the worlds leading universities. The Diploma Programs grading system is criterion-referenced: each students performance is measured against well-defined levels of achievement consistent from one examination session to the next. The IBO has shown, over the course of 30 years, that students are well prepared for university work. The IB Diploma Program Coordinator is Mr. Chris Walker.

Learn more about the IB Diploma Program.