• What is an IB Education?

    IB Imagine a worldwide community of schools, educators and students with a shared vision and mission to empower young people with the skills, values and knowledge to create a better and more peaceful world. This is the International Baccalaureate (IB).

    In 1968 the first programme offered by the IB, the Diploma Programme, was established. It sought to provide a challenging yet balanced education that would facilitate geographic and cultural mobility by providing an internationally recognized university entrance qualification that would also serve the deeper purpose of promoting intercultural understanding and respect. With the introduction of the Middle Years Programme in 1994 and the Primary Years Programme in 1997, the IB identified a continuum of international education for students aged 3 to 19.

    Each of the IB programmes reflects a central desire to provide a problem and project based education that enables students to learn as STEMists, historians and artists making sense of the complexities of the world around them.  IB students are equipped with the skills and dispositions needed for taking responsible action for the future. They are provided with an education that crosses disciplinary, cultural, national and geographical boundaries, and that champions critical engagement, stimulating ideas and effective relationships.

    The IB focuses on the development of the whole student through the Learner Profile attributes both within and beyond the classroom.


    We are looking for new IB (International Baccalaureate) teachers and program coordinators! If you are a creative educator, with a passion for global education, then the IB program may be the right fit for you!

    Please take a look at the following video and text resources and join us in person on April 20th to learn about our program through hands-on experiences and conversation with staff already innovating within AACPS IB schools! Information about the event is below.  Please use the QR code to register by April 15.

    What is the IB?

    Research on the Impact of The IB Programs in the Americas

    If you have any questions, please reach out to maustin1@aacps.org. We hope to see you there!  


    The Diploma Programme is a pathway to university and employment

     In her role as Assistant Dean of Admissions at Stanford University, Debra Von Bargen knows the value of an IB education.
    Picture of Debra Von Bargen with a quote, "When we see an I student's application, we are excited."

    Watch Debra Von Bargen 


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    Apply to MYP/DP! 

    On-time applications for the 2022-2023 school year will open at noon on October 11, 2021 and closed on November 22, 2021. 

    Please consult the Magnet application timeline for specific dates.

    To apply, current AACPS students should use their lunch ID as their application username and password, which are also used to access the computers at school and Google classes.  Non-AACPS students will create a username and password when beginning the online application.  The Magnet Office cannot reset passwords.  Contact the Help Desk at 410-222-5135 for password resets.


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