For more information about the IB Program at West Charlotte, please contact Ladwana Robinson, IB Coordinator.
IB Interest Meeting Dates
- October 25 (9:00-10:30 AM) VIRTUAL
- October 25 (5:30-6:30 PM) IN-PERSON INFORMATION/ SCHOOL TOUR
- November 1 (9:30-10:30 AM) VIRTUAL
- November 1 (5:30-6:30- PM) IN-PERSON
- November 8 (9:30-10:30 AM) IN-PERSON
- November 8 (10:30- 11:30 AM) VIRTUAL
- December 6 (9:00-10:00 AM) IN-PERSON
- December 6 (12:00-1:00 PM) VIRTUAL
West Charlotte High School offers the IB Middle Years Program for grades 9-10 and the IB Diploma Program for grades 11-12. The integration of the IB Learner Profile, IB Standards and IB Philosophy begins in the MYP Program for students in grades 9-10 and continues in the IB Diploma Program for students in grades 11-12.
"The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. As IB learners, we strive to be: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective" (IB Mission Statement).
What is IB?
IB is an international education system that sets a purpose for student learning centered around global contexts, and aims to develop students into learners who demonstrate the following ten attributes
The IB Learner Profile:
Inquirers: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
Open Minded: We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
Knowledgeable: We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
Risk-Takers: We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
Reflective: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
Caring: We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us
Balanced: We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
Principled: We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
Thinkers: We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
Communicators: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.