Vestal CSD

International Baccalaureate Program

Program History

  • IB Diploma Program started in 1968 and has grown to include 942 US high schools and 3,418 high schools in 153 countries.
  • IB planning committee formed in 1997.
  • IB Diploma Program began in Vestal in the 1999-2000 school  year.

Program Goals

  • Challenge students to think critically, expand knowledge in a wide variety of subject areas.
  • Help students manage their time and gain useful study skills.
  • Prepare students for academic demands of colleges and universities.
  • Offer students the opportunity to make connections within and across subject areas.
  • Provide an international perspective to their learning.
  • Assist students to gain entrance into the colleges and universities of their choice.

IB/Honors Related Links

International Baccalaureate Organization

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The College Board

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