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question What are the advantages of my child taking IB courses in highschool?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a very challenging academic program that also places focus on responsible citizenship. An internationally recognized curriculum, it encourages critical and compassionate thinkers with a global perspective.

Many of the ivy league universities and colleges like to see the IB program on transcripts because it shows them that the student is dedicated, up for a challenge and can apply their knowledge to solve problems. The program does however require a lot of hard work and often extra hours of homework every night. Discussion on this topic is being help inPros and Cons of the IB Program.

Here are some personal accounts that will provide you with some additional insight into the benefits.

  • “The IB program will open so many doors for me when it comes to choosing universities,” says Myriam Choma, a Grade 12 student at Ashbury College in Ottawa, Ontario. READ MORE
  • “The IB program is not just about finding out what the right answers are; it’s about finding out what the right questions are,” says Deirdre Chettleburgh, Director of Admissions.READ MORE
  • "It prompts you to reflect more on what you learned in class. If you were to write a research paper for a class on a bunch of facts, you might remember it for the rest of the week or the rest of the year. In IB, it sticks with you.”READ MORE

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