State College Area High School is now an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and will offer the Diploma Programme and the Career-related Programme beginning in August 2019. Student registration for these programmes will begin in January 2019.
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.
Mission Statement from the IB
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.
Timeline for Implementation
State College Area High School Authorized as an IB World School (October 2018)
IB Course Selection Winter/Spring 2019
IB Classes Offered Fall 2019
First IB Diploma/Certificate Candidate Graduates Class of 2021