Antioch High School has been accepted as a candidate school for the Diploma Programme and is pursuing authorization as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that the Antioch High School learning community believes is important for students.
Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), and the new IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted, but allows a school to continue its quest for official authorization.
Metro Schools continues to provide advanced coursework opportunities to students through authorized IB Programmes, The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma Program, and expanded College Board Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings.
IB Programmes have been previously authorized at the following Metro Schools:
- PYP: Julia Green Elementary, Eakin Elementary;
- MYP: Bellevue Middle, Goodlettsville Middle, Hillsboro 9th and 10th grades, Hunters Lane 9th and 10th grades, Neely’s Bend Middle, J.T. Moore Middle, West End Middle;
- DP: Hunters Lane High, Hillsboro High;
- IBCC: Hillsboro High (received official authorization letter from the IB June 18).
For more information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org. Antioch High will begin its candidacy phase in September 2013. The full authorization process can require two or more years to complete.