Greer High School

International Baccalaureate

Amid the many outstanding educational programs available, the IB Program is unique. The goal of the IB Program is to prepare high school students for quality university life in a way no other educational program can. For those who may not go on to college, the program will offer one of the most enriching experiences possible. How is this done?

The International Baccalaureate Program is NOT a different version of already existing programs that are academically challenging, rather, it blends together key aspects of the best programs into one comprehensive piece.

THREE COMPONENTS OF THE IB PROGRAM

ACADEMICS

Students learn how to learn, how to analyze, how to reach considered conclusions about humankind, its languages an literature, its ways in society, and the scientific forces of its environment. An IB Diploma Candidate is indeed functioning at a level of an introductory college student.


COMPREHENSIVENESS OF THE PROGRAM

Students encounter rigor throughout all disciplines. Students refine areas of strength and developmentally improve areas of weakness. Students also submit a significant portion of their course work for evaluation. These may include essays, oral commentaries, project journals and portfolios, to name a few. Students also work on the soft skills necessary to help them become better students and successful citizens such as communication, collaboration, creativity, time management, and critical thinking.


INTERNATIONALISM

The IB Program encourage students to think and act locally and globally and is based on the best educational standards from around the world.


REASONS WHY THE IB PROGRAM IS IDEAL PREPARATION FOR UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE EXPERIENCES:

It offers academic breadth and depth.

Colleges value students with meaningful experiences beyond the classroom.

It is a qualification recognized by universities around the world.

It creates independent learners and strong writers.

It cultivates an international mindset.

It assess more that just one examination technique.

IB students have proven time management and critical thinking skills.

Subjects are not taught in isolation.