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International Baccalaureate

History

Sumner Academy was admitted into the International Baccalaureate network in 1987.  Juniors and seniors who participate in the IB program of studies develop essential thinking and communication skills as they engage in university-level coursework at the high school level.  The IB Diploma Program provides students with a balanced education based on international standards of excellence.  The Certificate Program allows students to benefit from individuals IB courses.

What is it?

  • It is a comprehensive, rigorous two-year curriculum designed to meet the needs of academically motivated and talented high school juniors and seniors. Students take college level classes while still in high school which provides them with solid preparation for the challenges of college/university curricula.
  • Students can receive college credit for high scores on the IB exams. Students' work is evaluated through final exams which are sent all over the world for grading as well as an internal assessment component, usually some type of project, which is graded by Sumner Academy teachers.
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