International Baccalaureate at North Canyon
IB Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The IB Organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programs encourage students across the world to become active compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
IB Students and Parents
Characteristics of an IB Student
IB is designed for students who are motivated to become active and compassionate lifelong learners.This is a program for students who are interested in or may benefit from more challenging and engaging classes, serving the community, and opportunities to explore areas of personal interest.
Characteristics of the IB Program
Challenging courses that inspire creative and critical thinking
Projects and research investigations that you design yourself
Opportunities to become an active participant in your community
Opportunities to build lasting relationships with peers and the community
Emphasis on experiences, skills, and knowledge necessary for post-secondary education
Middle Years Program (MYP)
9th & 10th Grade
Students enroll in honors and AP courses to build a strong academic foundation in preparation for entering DP.
In addition, students complete a Personal Project and 20 hours of community
Diploma Program (DP)
11th & 12th Grade
Students enroll in rigorous IB courses geared toward college preparation and earning the IB Diploma, which includes completion of the following:
Passing six IB subject exams
Completing an Extended Essay
Completing 150 hours of Community Service (CAS)
What is IB?
Interested in IB?
Please Contact the IB Coordinator
DP Coordinator (11/12th grade): Matt Case
Degrees: BA University of Arizona & M.Ed Northern Arizona University
MYP Coordinator (9/10th grade): Ian Connell