For parents, guardians and grade eight students who may be considering the International Baccalaureate Program for secondary school, we have to following information to share.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is student-centred with a focus on developing intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills for students who live, learn and work in a rapidly changing world. The program emphasizes critical, compassionate thinking, community involvement and intercultural understanding. It is founded on international standards and assessment. Students who complete the program earn both an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and an IB Diploma.
We are pleased to announce the expansion of York Region District School Board’s IB Program offerings. In addition to Bayview Secondary School’s IB Program, YRDSB has four candidate school sites for the Diploma Program:
- Alexander Mackenzie High School
- Dr. GW Williams Secondary School
- Maple High School
- Milliken Mills High School
Current Grade 8 and Grade 9 students and families interested in YRDSB’s IB Program are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the program and application process. No registration is needed.
IB Information Evening – Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Location: Le Parc
8432 Leslie Street, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 7M6
Hall: to be announced
Families living EAST of Yonge St. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Families living WEST of Yonge St. 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Students eligible for Grade 9 and Grade 10 in September 2017 may apply.
Assessment Dates – Saturday, November 19 or Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Admission to the York Region District School Board IB programs includes an assessment. At the time of application, students will select to write in either the a.m. or p.m. on Saturday, November 19 or in the evening on Tuesday, November 22.
There is a $35 fee to apply to this program.
For additional information, please visit www.yrdsb.ca/IB.