West Charlotte High School

International Baccalaureate

The IB Program

West Charlotte High School offers the IB Middle Years Program for grades 9-10 and the IB Diploma Program for grades 11-12. The integration of the IB Learner Profile, IB Standards and the IB Philosophy begins in the MYP Programme for students in grades 9-10 and continues in the IB Diploma Program for students in grades 11-12.

"The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. As IB learners, we strive to be: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective" (IB Mission Statement).

What is IB?

IB is an international education that sets a purpose for student learning centered around global contexts, and aims to develop students into learners who demonstrate the following ten attributes

The IB Learner Profile:

Inquirers: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

Open Minded: We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

Knowledgeable: We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

Risk-Takers: We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

Reflective: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

Caring: We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us

Balanced: We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

Principled: We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

Thinkers: We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

IB Coordinator Ms. Robinson

Interested in joining the WCHS IB Lion Family?

You are always welcome to contact the IB Coordinator Ms. Robinson to learn more about how to become a part of the IB Program at West Charlotte High School.

ladawna.robinson@cms.k12.nc.us 980-343-6060

The WCHS IB Coordinator works in close liaison with the District Magnet Specialists and The International Baccalaureate Organization to ensure that the IB Program at West Charlotte High School is effectively implemented and remains in compliance with IB and state standards and expectations. This responsibility includes managing the recruitment of students the IB program, monitoring student progress and continuity in all years of the IB Program, publishing curriculum, assessment and academic policies, managing internal and external assessment submission deadlines, keeping the school informed and updated on IB policies, registering students for IB exams and administering all final IB examinations.