The International Baccalaureate® offers a continuum of international education for students ages 3-19.
The IB’s four programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. IB programmes are developed independently from national systems and governments, incorporating best practice from research and a global community of more than 4,000 top-performing schools. IB World Schools encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions, to become globally engaged, and to learn multilingually.
International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes aim to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.
IB programmes are different from many national curriculum frameworks because they:
- encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
- develop independently of government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools
- encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts develop multilingual students.
At ACS International Schools, our International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes include the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), IB Career-related Programme (CP) and the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
Explore our other academic options
Advanced Placement (AP)
The AP is considered the High School standard of academic excellence in the US, and is increasingly accepted as a quality university entrance qualification in Europe and the rest of the world.
ACS High School Diploma (US)
All ACS graduates earn an ACS high school diploma (US). A student must gain a minimum of 20 credits in acceptable High School courses, and must complete at least one semester of Senior Year at ACS in order to be eligible.