International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers high quality programs of international education to a worldwide community of schools. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) offers three programs for students aged 3 to 19 to help develop their intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. There are more than573,000 IB students at 2,145 schools in 125 countries.

Pueblo City Schools currently has an IB program at East High School, which is being expanded into a
"school within a school." The district is also in the process of developing a Primary Years Program at Fountain Elementary School and a Middle Years Program at Corwin Middle School.

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development. The PYP draws on research and best practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant, engaging, challenging and significant educational framework
for all children.

The Middle Years Program (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 to 16. This period, encompassing early puberty and mid-adolescence, is a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development and requires a program that helps students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is as important as learning facts.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19. Pueblo City Schools has offered the the IB Diploma Program at East High School since 1996. The program, which is taught in English, French and/or Spanish, leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.