What is IB?
What is IB?
The International Baccalaureate Programme provides an educational program for all grade levels.
This global programme offers an international curriculum with a focus on the intellectual, social, emotional and personal development of the student.
IB offers four programmes of study, of which McAllen ISD offers three.
The Primary Years Programme serves grades 1-5. The Middle Years Programme serves grades 6-10. The Diploma Programme serves grades 11-12. Among the school districts in Texas offering a comprehensive IB Programme, McAllen ISD is one of the largest, offering the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programme through most of the district's schools.
Lamar Academy is home to an authorized Middle Years Programme for years 4-5 (grades 9-10) and an authorized Diploma Programme.
Lamar Academy offers a full Diploma Programme, requiring students to take six IB courses, complete a 4,000 word Extended Essay, take a Theory of Knowledge course, and complete a Creativity, Action, Service program.
For general information on the IB Programme, click on the link below:
International Baccalaureate Organization website
Promotional video for IB at Lamar Academy: