West Jordan High School is an IB Candidate School. It is anticipated that IB courses and the IB diploma program will be available for the 2021-22 school year. Students who will be juniors that year can be the first to enroll and participate.
What is the IB diploma?
What does it mean to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) school?
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a philosophy for teaching and learning as well as a diploma that students can earn above and beyond the regular high school diploma. All students can participate in IB classes and any student can pursue the IB diploma--there are no prerequisites. West Jordan is uniquely prepared to become an IB World School. We are grateful for our diverse student population and supportive community. Our faculty and staff already embrace much of the IB mission, which states:
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.
Although IB courses may be considered more rigorous than what some students have experienced, ALL West Jordan High students are encouraged to participate and we are committed to providing support so ALL students can succeed.