WHAT IS IB?
IB stands for International Baccalaureate. The IB offers an international education in four programmes: PYP (Primary Years Programme PK-5th grade), MYP (Middle Years Programme 6th-10th grade), DP (Diploma Programme 11th-12th grade), and Career Related Programme 11th-12th grade) that focus on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. The IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after they’ve left our programmes. There are IB Programmes in over 5,000 schools in over 150 countries around the world.
At ARC, we offer three programmes: MYP, DP, and CP.
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The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous college preparatorycourse of study for highly motivated high school students. The program features a comprehensivecurriculum that contains both breadth and depth in its focus. The IB program of studies providesstudents of various linguistic, cultural and educational backgrounds with the intellectual, social,critical thinking skills, and perspective necessary for the adult world.Academy of Richmond County is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Academy of Richmond County believes is important for our students. *Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org