The International Baccalaureate curriculum was introduced in 1968 in Geneva Switzerland, based on a framework established by the world-renowned Marie-Thérèse Maurette. In the wake of WWII, Maurette aimed to create a strong educational framework to advocate for peace.

Today, the International Baccalaureate Program aims to develop inquisitive, knowledgeable, caring young people who want to help to create a better, more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

Some Highlights:

  • This community includes ALL students, ALL classes, ALL teachers, and ALL parents. We are all IB learners, and there is no “IB track” or “IB academy” at JT Moore.
  • We are part of a continuum that includes Julia Green Elementary (Primary Years Program, or PYP), JT Moore (Middle Years Program, or MYP), and Hillsboro High School (Diploma Program and Career Certificate Program).
  • Students do not have to be part of IB at previous or future schools to be an IB learner at JT Moore.
  • IB at the middle years level is not a set curriculum. Teachers design instruction to provide rigorous, relevant experiences for all children. IB is a framework for instruction that addresses the whole child and gives us a common language to ensure that students are growing intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

What does this mean for students?

Your child will be taught the IB Learner Profile characteristics, found here. These are 10 characteristics that make up international mindedness, and these characteristics are at the heart of everything we do. They provide the backbone for our school’s vision and mission, which you can see by clicking here.

Students will see more and more IB rubrics in their classes. Each course has 4 rubrics that provide the foundation for rigorous instruction and assessment.

Each student should complete 10 hours of community service and document their hours on the form found here. Students can volunteer through an official organization such as Hands on Nashville, or they can document volunteer hours conducted through Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts, a religious organization, household chores, helping neighbors, etc. Any service without pay “counts.” Hours are accepted on a rolling basis but are due by May 1, 2021.

For more information on the IB Programme, please visit the IB website. or contact Colin Hunt.

REQUIREMENTS

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10 action hours are required by 5th graders per school year
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10 action hours are required by 6th graders per school year
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10 action hours are required by 7th graders per school year
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10 action hours are required by 8th graders per school year

Forms for completion of IB hours are available HERE.

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