"The world we live in is diverse and inclusive so education should prepare children for that."
-IB World Magazine
What is the IB DP, anyway?
SPHS IB DP Coordinator
Interview/Cedar Valley MS
The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme that prepares 11th & 12th grade students for success at university and life beyond. The programme is taught over two years and culminates with final examinations.
IB DP TIGERS IN ACTION
Annual IB Alumni Celebration for recent IB grads and their IB teachers.
IB students help make SPHS beautiful for CAS.
IB students study six subject areas at an advanced level. Some choose IB Art as one of the six.
Thumbs up from this IB senior.
IB Senior paints spirit hair at an SPHS carnival.
IB students provide music for National Honor Society Induction Ceremony.
Class of 2017 IBSO members make the summit.
Each Spring, 8th grade students from across RRISD are invited to shadow an SPHS IB DP student for a day.
Two IBSO teams compete to untangle.
& Professional Development
Any school wishing to offer the Diploma Programme and attain IB World School status must first go through the authorization process. The requirements for authorization are the same for all schools, even though the process is administered slightly differently in each IB region. The process is designed to ensure schools are well prepared to implement the programme successfully.This is a challenging programme that demands the best from both motivated students and teachers. Schools can access an extensive package of IB professional development for teachers and administrators and commit to ongoing professional development. Schools are required to participate in an ongoing process of review and development, using standards and practices that apply to all IB World Schools.