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The SCHS IB Mission Statement
The International Baccaluareate Mission Statement
The Strawberry Crest IB Program will:
- Foster a safe and nurturing community
- Develop Confidence and Pride in one's identity
- Achieve a personal best as well as encourage others to do so
- Provide a foundation for learning and cooperation
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.
The History of IB According to the IBO Website
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation.
A group of talented, forward-thinking teachers at the International School of Geneva, with assistance from several other international schools, created the IB Diploma Programme. What started life as a single programme for internationally mobile students preparing for university, has today grown into three programmes for students aged 3 to 19.
The programme in the early days consisted of a common pre-university curriculum and a common set of external examinations for students in schools throughout the world, seeking to provide students with a truly international education. Although the first IB schools were predominantly private international schools, they included a very small number of private national institutions and schools belonging to state education departments. This has changed over the years and today over half of all IB World Schools (authorized to offer one or more of our programmes) are state schools.
Strawberry Crest High School's History
Strawberry Crest High School opened it's doors in August of 2009. After a two year authorization process, Strawberry Crest became an IB World School in February 2011. The first IB graduating class was the Class of 2013.
The IB curriculum consists of 6 academic groups as well as a core area. The six groups are:
Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
Group 2: Language Acquisition
Spanish/French B SL
Group 3: Indiviuals and Societies
History of the Americas SL | HL
Psychology SL | HL
Group 4: Experimental Societies
Biology SL | HL
Chemistry SL | HL
Physics SL | HL
Group 5: Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Math Studies SL
Math SL | HL
Group 6: The Arts
Visual Arts SL | HL
Four Year Plan of Study
At the core of the IB curriculum are four components:
1) Theory of Knowledge - A course taken during the junior and senior year
2) The Extended Essay - A 4,000 word essay written by each individual student
3) CAS Requirement - Students are required to complete Creativity, Activity and Service Hours.
4) The Learner Profile - Ten attributes which will be developed in the student throughout their time in the IB Program.