International Baccalaureate Program
at Wilson Magnet High School
Imagine challenge, camaraderie, and connection…imagine IB!
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is a challenging curriculum that leads to a diploma recognized worldwide. Students engage in a rigorous course of study, learn to relate classroom experiences to the larger world, gain an international perspective, and develop responsible citizenship.
The IB curriculum encourages critical analysis, research skills, and service as part of the learning process. Student performance is measured by assessments administered by both local teachers and international examiners.
Graduates of the program are considered for enrollment at the world’s top universities and are eligible for up to a full-year’s worth of college credit. Locally, the University of Rochester extends full scholarships to Wilson students earning the IB diploma and meeting admissions criteria.
In 2000, Wilson became the first school in Monroe County and the fourth public high school in New York State authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate program. Wilson offers the IB MYP Program for students in grades 9 and 10 and the IB Diploma Program for students in grades 11 and 12.
IB Diploma ProgrammeGrades 11 through 12"Life in the 21st Century, in an interconnected, globalized world, requires critical-thinking skills and a sense of international-mindedness, something that International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme students come to know and understand." - The Diploma ProgrammeIf you are interested in learning more about the IB Diploma Programme watch the video below or click on the link in the shortcuts section.
You can also email the IB Diploma Programme administrator David T. Passero or IB Diploma Programme coordinator Theresa Sarkis-Kruse
IB Middle Years ProgrammeGrades 9 through 10"Life in the 21st century places many changing demands on students making the transition through adolescence. They are at a crucial period of personal, social, physical and intellectual development, of uncertainty and of questioning. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme is designed to help them find a sense of belonging in the everchanging and increasingly interrelated world around them and to foster a positive attitude to learning." - The IB Middle Years ProgrammeIf you are interested in learning more about the IB Middle Years Programme click on the link in the shortcuts section.
You can also email the IB Middle Years Programme coordinatorJames A. Caswell .
IB courses are offered in the following subjects:
History of the Americas
Information Technogolgy in a Global Society (ITGS)
For more information on the IB curriculum, visit the official IB website at www.ibo.org