International Baccalaureate

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  • The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) at Central, which began in 1988, aims to assist schools in their endeavors to develop the individual talents of young people and teach them to relate the experience of the classroom to the realities of the world outside. Beyond intellectual rigor and high academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship, in order that IB students may become critical and compassionate thinkers, life long learners and informed participants in local and world affairs, conscious of the shared humanity that binds all people together while respecting the variety of cultures and attitudes that constitutes for the richness of life. 


    The IB program is a 2 year program, comprising a student’s junior and senior year. Students should plan ahead to complete the State standards and the distribution requirements of Central. Interested students are interviewed sophomore year and an individualized course schedule is planned.
    Pre-IB courses are designed by staff here at Central to prepare freshman and sophomores for the rigors of the IB program. These courses are offered to help students decide if IB is a good fit before committing fully to it. Pre-IB courses are recommended though not required.
    Central has the second largest IB program in MN


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