IB Academics


IB Mission Statement:

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.


International Baccalaureate Hexagon        International Baccalaureate Hexagon


Sturgis Charter Public School Academic Policies

Assessment and Reporting Policy

Language Policy

Academic Honesty Policy 2016


International Baccalaureate Academic Policies


IB Rules & Regulations for the IB Diploma programme:

For Students and their Legal Guardians

http://www.ibo.org/documentlibrary/regs_ibworldschools/documents/DP_regs_en.pdf IB Parent Night Presentation

IB Amendments

http://www.ibo.org/documentlibrary/regs_ibworldschools/documents/DP_regs_en_amend.pdf IB Parent Night Presentation

What is International Baccalaureate?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a study option administered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (http://IBO.org).

The IB Diploma Program is a comprehensive and balanced 11th and 12th grade curriculum and assessment system that requires students to study courses across all disciplines. Within this structured framework, the IB Diploma Program provides a great deal of flexibility, accommodating student varied interests and abilities.

The IB Diploma Program 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 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.
Students learn more than a collection of facts. The Diploma Programme prepares students for university and encourages them to:

  • ask challenging questions
  • learn how to learn
  • develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
  • develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.

Schools teach the programme in English, French and/or Spanish.

The Diploma Programme is one of three programmes offered by the IB.

The IB Diploma curriculum contains six subject groups together with a core made up of three separate parts.

Students study six subjects selected from the subject groups. Normally three subjects are studied at higher level (courses representing 240 teaching hours), and the remaining three subjects are studied at standard level (courses representing 150 teaching hours).

All three parts of the core, extended essay, theory of knowledge and creativity, action, service, are compulsory and are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.

The three core requirements are:

  • extended essay
  • theory of knowledge
  • creativity, action, service.

All Diploma Programme students must engage in these three activities.

Extended essay

The extended essay has a prescribed limit of 4,000 words. It offers the opportunity to investigate a topic of individual interest, and acquaints students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university.

Click HERE for samples of Extended Essay topics selected by Sturgis students.

Extended Essay Study Guide


2019 EAST IB Sophomore Night presentation available here

2019 WEST IB Sophomore Night presentation available here

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