Glenforest Secondary School
905-625-7731 ext.# 302
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is an innovative international educational program which enriches and extends the Ontario secondary school curriculum to prepare students for the challenges of an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. Glenforest is proud to be one of only four (4) schools in the Peel District School Board to offer this exciting program.
Graduates of Glenforest's IB Programme will join a network of IB World School students who have developed strong academic, social and emotional characteristics. Graduates are more likely to perform well academically in post-secondary programs and are better prepared to excel as team members and leaders in the workplace and are prepared to contribute to their local and global community.
International Baccalaureate Organization Mission Statement
"The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right."
We offers an ideal setting for students to pursue the IB programme. The administration and staff seek to support students in their pursuit of academic excellence, extra-curricular achievement, citizenship and most importantly personal growth.
Criteria for the World IB Programs
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization is a foundation that has developed and offers three (3) programs of international education entitled the "Primary Years (PYP) Program", the "Middle Years Program (MYP)" and the "Diploma Program (DP)".
The IB Organization authorizes schools to offer one or more of these programs to students. An IB World School® is a school that has been authorized to offer one or more of its programs.
Designing the 21st Century Learner:
The International Baccalaureate Programme offers the committed student the opportunity to earn a Diploma, which is recognized around the world for its excellent, consistent quality. The curriculum is designed so that students gain the critical thinking and application skills necessary for success at the post-secondary and beyond.
Students are exposed to all major subject disciplines and prepared for learning in the 21st Century. This affords them more choices in their future plans. Universities recognize the level of learning by granting second-year standing for good performance in Higher Level subjects.
Click on the link below to view a summary of recognition of the IB Diploma by Canadian Universities. Some conditions may apply, please contact respective institutions for more information (subject to change).
IB Diploma Recognition at Canadian Universities. Summary. pdf.pdf
Why does the IB Diploma impress universities so much?
The IB is strongly committed to the "Liberal Arts Tradition" of education, which also provides the philosophical basis for undergraduate programs in many of the world's leading universities. The academic level of the IB curriculum means that diploma holders are very well prepared for even the most challenging undergraduate courses.
It is not just knowledge, which the IB program imparts, but also the skills (including oral and written expression, and research and analysis) which are essential to success at university. Universities pursue IB candidates because they have tracked IB students and know that they are most likely to finish their studies.
Key findings from research on the impact of the IB ProgramResearch Support for why IB is a Good Choice.pdf
What if students do not meet all the IB Diploma requirements?
Any student who is not granted the IB Diploma will be awarded certificates in the subjects they took plus the Grade 12 credits and grades. Most students are more successful in their later studies having been exposed to the IB Diploma curriculum with its central elements of:
Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE) and CAS.
Middle Years Programme - MYP, Grades 9 - 10
10 Reasons why the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) encourages you to become a creative, critical and reflective learner.
Diploma Programme - DP, Grades 11 - 12
10 Reasons why the IB Diploma Programme (DP) is ideal preparation for university.
Twitter IB Accounts: @glenforestIB
Student Services: @GFSS_Guidance
Please review the FAQ's web page
IB Info website: www.ibo.org