The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is “an academically challenging and balanced program of education that prepares students for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students.”  A student can take one IB course, a few, or elect to pursue an entire course of study.

Looking at the image to the right, one can see a globe with many layers surrounding a core. The heart of the IB can be found in its Learner Profile, which informs the outlook of both curriculum and instruction. This profile describes an IB learner: Inquirers, Thinkers, Knowledgeable, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, Reflective. Notice that only portions of the Learner Profile are strictly “academic.”  The IB and North Broward share the same goal of developing more than just a traditional student. As well, we believe in developing these qualities not only in the students but also in the faculty.

From this heart and its approaches to teaching and learning, we extend to Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, and Creativity, Activity, and Service. These areas are required for those pursuing the full diploma. There are individual tabs above which will take you to the details for each of these components.

Beyond, we see six different knowledge areas.  The tab Information will detail aspects of the six subject groups.  It is in Information where one can find details about the IB and colleges, registration and exam fees, and more.