International Baccalaureate Programme
Modern American School is an IB World School school and offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate 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 www.ibo.org
The IB's Mission Statement 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.
The Modern American School Vision and Mission aligns with the IB’s aims of creating learners who strive to be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, & Reflective. We believe these attributes can help individuals and groups to become responsible members in the community.
Students in the Diploma Programme take 6 subjects and 3 core subjects.
Subjects offered are:
Group 1: English: Language and Literature. HL/SL
Group 2: Arabic: Language Acquisition. HL/SL
Group 3: History HL/SL
Group 4: Biology HL/SL, Physics HL/SL, Chemistry HL/SL
Group 5: Mathematics Application and Interpretation HL/SL
Group 6: Visual Arts HL/SL
The Core Subjects: Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, CAS (Community, Activity, and Service).
For more information to DP parents please visit: https://www.ibo.org/information-for-parents/dp-for-parents/
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