International Baccalaureate Program at Wilson Magnet
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 and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) extends full scholarships to Wilson students earning the IB diploma and meeting admissions criteria.The Diploma Programme
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 Programme for students in grades 9 and 10 and the IB Diploma Programme for students in grades 11 and 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 IB Middle Years Programme
"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 ever changing and increasingly interrelated world around them and to foster a positive attitude to learning."
Courses and additional Program Information
IB courses are offered at Wilson Magnet in the following subjects:
- Environmental Sciences
- History of the Americas
- Information Technolgy in a Global Society (ITGS)
- Math Studies
- Visual Arts
- Design Tech
For more information on the IB curriculum, visit the official IB website at www.ibo.org.