International Baccalaureate Program
Welcome to Pueblo East High School’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Web Page!
Pueblo East High School is authorized to offer the following IB Programmes:
- Middle Years Programme (MYP), Grades 9 & 10, since 2011
- Diploma Programme (DP), Grades 11 & 12, since 1996
East High School’s beliefs and vision align with the mission of the IB organization.
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
History of the International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation.
A group of talented, forward-thinking teachers at the International School of Geneva, with assistance from several other international schools, created the IB Diploma Programme. What started life as a single programme for internationally mobile students preparing for university, has today grown into three programmes for students aged 3 to 19.
The programme in the early days consisted of a common pre-university curriculum and a common set of external examinations for students in schools throughout the world, seeking to provide students with a truly international education. Although the first IB schools were predominantly private international schools, they included a very small number of private national institutions and schools belonging to state education departments. This has changed over the years and today over half of all IB World Schools (authorized to offer one or more of our programmes) are state schools.
Although the first IB schools were predominantly private international schools, today over half of all IB World Schools are state schools.
To give younger students access to an IB education, in 1994 the IB added the Middle Years Programme, a curriculum for students aged 11 to 16, and in 1997 it adopted the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students aged 3 to 11. These programmes were not then fully formed, but the IB has developed them so that they are now well rounded and complete. As with the Diploma Programme, the MYP and PYP seek to provide students with an international perspective and critical-thinking skills.
IB programmes continue to encourage this international-mindedness in students and educators through the IB learner profile—a set of values that represent our mission and principles.
To learn more about the International Baccalaureate Programmes, go to http://www.ibo.org/