Sandy Searles Miller Academy is a globally recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, and the first school in Nevada to receive the top magnet school award in the USA (2008, Simpson Award). The Magnet Schools of America has awarded Miller with Excellence and Distinction awards for the past eight years. Miller is recognized as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) school and is a member of the state STEM coalition. A strong partnership with Desert Research
Institute provides students opportunities to engage with scientists in various fields of study. As an IB school, Miller provides Spanish instruction to all students. Students are involved in their learning through inquiry and discovery in an internationally-relevant and rigorous program of study. Students are engaged in authentic real-world integrated experiences that guide student-centered learning. As students take action upon their learning experiences, they become active members of their school and community. The IB learner profile and attitudes guide students to be balanced, knowledgeable, open-minded thinkers so as to take on the challenges of our ever-changing world.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate (IB) features four unique programs for students aged 3-19. With over 5400 IB Programs in more than 4000 schools around the world, IB is internationally recognized for its excellence. The aim of IB is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people with adaptable skills to tackle society’s complex challenges and who will help to make it a better, more peaceful world. IB programs emphasize teaching students how to learn and to value learning as an essential, integral part of their everyday lives. The IB program promotes the development of schools that: inspire students to ask questions, pursue personal aspirations, set challenging goals, and develop the persistence to achieve those goals. The IB programme aims to develop knowledgeable students who make reasoned ethical judgments and acquire the flexibility, perseverance, and confidence they need in order to bring about meaningful change encourage healthy relationships, individual and shared responsibility, and effective teamwork.