IB Program

Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Organization grants authorization for the Diploma Programme (DP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP) at Island Pacific Academy.

 

What the MYP offers students:

The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. As a result, young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.

What the DP offers students:

Through the DP, schools are able to develop students who:

  • have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge
  • flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
  • study at least two languages
  • excel in traditional academic subjects
  • explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course

In addition, colleges and universities recognize the DP as a superior preparation for college. Furthermore, in 2011 the DP Graduation Destination Survey undertaken by IB surveyed graduates of IB programs in the seven(7) countries where most IB World Schools are located. Results indicate some important advantages for students in an IB program. Findings include:

DP students average acceptance rate into university/college is 22 percentage points higher than the average acceptance rate of the total population.
The average SAT score of Diploma Programme candidates who responded to the survey is 1953. Also, the average for Certificate candidates is 1794. In comparison to the national average SAT score, 1500.
97% of respondents feel very well or well prepared for future studies. – 65% of DP students plan to study abroad during university years