Glossary of Education
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- An International Baccalaureate (IB) is an academic program licensed by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) that, upon successful completion, results in the distribution of a high school degree. The curriculum emphasizes the importance of international awareness and responsible citizenship for students. There are three IB program available: the Diploma Programme for students who have 2 years of high school to complete; the Middle Years Programme for students 11 to 16 years old; and the Primary Years Programme for students 3 to 12 years old. IB programs are similar to AP programs, and culminate in a subject exam that can usually be used for postsecondary credit if a student achieves a specified score.