IB Program

Agassiz Elementary School is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Agassiz Elementary School believes is important for our students.

The IB MYP is an internationally recognized educational programme which places the student in the center of its model. The IB model believes in educating the whole person, and is designed to guide students in their search for a sense of place in a global context.

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For more information about the eight subject areas, visit the curriculum page on the IB website.

Please contact our IB Coordinator Designate, David Rench, at djrench@cps.edu with questions.

IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB Learner Profile

As an IB Learner there are ten attributes that we strive to be:

Inquirers

Knowledgeable

Thinkers

Communicators

Pincipled

Open Minded

Caring 

Risk-takers

Balanced

Reflective

MYP Subject Areas

Eight subject areas will ensure breadth and depth of understanding with the learner at its center.

Language and Literature

Language Acquisition (Spanish)

Individuals and Societies

Sciences

Mathematics

Arts

Design

Physical and Health Education

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, and the IB Career-related Programme. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.