The IB Diploma Programme is an internationally recognized curriculum designed to prepare students thoroughly for the rigorous demands of university.
OSSD requirements and courses are integrated with the International Baccalaureate requirements so that upon successful completion of the program, a student is awarded both the IB Diploma and the OSSD. Preparation for the IB programme begins in Grade 9. Requirements for the programme are completed in the final two years of secondary school (Grades 11 and 12).
The Candidate The IB Diploma candidate is a student who:
is highly motivated
is university bound
has excellent English skills
has excellent work habits
has a genuine love of learning
is involved in sports, the arts and community work
desires an education with a global perspective
To attain a well rounded, balanced education that includes exposure to languages, arts, science and mathematics
To seek challenge beyond the Ontario curriculum
To acquire improved time management skills that are invaluable for success in university
To gain the opportunity for international post secondary study
To develop skills and work habits that better prepare students for university
To gain recognition when applying to highly esteemed universities world wide
To receive advanced standing in first year university for HL courses
To earn an internationally recognized Diploma
To rise to the exceptionally high standards of the IBO
IB is offered at two ALCDSB secondary schools:
Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High SchoolKingston, OntarioClick here for more information on RND's IB program
Nicholson Catholic CollegeBelleville, OntarioClick here for more information on NCC's IB program
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