The International Baccalaureate Mission Statement
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.” (IBO)
IB from a Student Perspective
All components of IB Programme ask students to be critical thinkers, put their thinking into action, and reflect on all that they learn and do so they can become lifelong learners who have the ability to adjust and adapt to different situations and contexts for success in life.
Meet Our Teachers
The teachers at Hardaway are the heart of the school and the IB Programme. They are committed to creating a challenging learning environment while offering support that will ensure student success now and for the future.
The IB Middle Years Programme encourages students to make connections between academics and the real world, preparing them for success in life It empowers them to engage in the world around them so they become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers.
Benefits of the completing the IB Programme
Favored admission status for college
Possibility of earning college credits
Learning to think critically rather than simply memorize
Different types of assessment – performance, oral communication, and written
Learning to overcome difficult challenges
Development of superior organizational and study skills
Application of academic knowledge to real-life issues
Community engagement and awareness
Cultivate skills of self-reflection
2012 Graduate. “Both IB programmes, Diploma and Career-related, offered a unique education and allowed me to think independently, become culturally aware, and drive my own learning.”
Alexis earned her Early Childhood Education degree at Albany State University and graduated with Honors, Cum Laude. She was inducted into four honor societies, served as official hostess and recruiter, and was a member of the university’s Judicial Hearing Board. In spring 2018, she was a featured IB alumnus on ibo.org for their fiftieth anniversary campaign. She has since become the Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Columbus, GA, serving two terms under different Mayors.
2014 Graduate. “My time in IB made transition to college, and now medical school, much less intimidating. Having spent my middle and high school years in the IB Programme, I was consistently challenged to be an effective communicator and analyze material on a deeper level all while learning to manage my time to also engage in extracurricular activities.”
Quinton earned his Bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UGA, and is currently in his third year of Medical School at Mercer University.
If you would like to sign up for a Q&A session with the IB Coordinators to learn more about IB, click the Zoom icon above.
We will send you an invitation with the Zoom link 24 hours before the Zoom meeting is scheduled.