What does an IB World School Look Like?
Lamar High School provides the best opportunity for a diverse group of students to receive a rigorous, internationally accredited education, with a broad range of extracurricular activities, in a safe and nurturing environment.Every student, parent, and teacher at Lamar High School is a participant in the IB---it defines who we are, what we do, and who we want to be. From the moment a student steps foot onto this campus they are a member of the IB family. We are not just a school with three IB Programmes, we are an IB World School.The goal of the IB is to look at the student's education holistically. In other words, IB wants the student to be challenged academically, while also finding creative and physical fitness outlets, getting involved in the community around them, and developing a global view that takes the student beyond their immediate environment.
The ten aspirational qualities of the IB learner profile inspire and motivate the work of teachers, students and schools, providing a statement of the aims and values of the IB and a definition of what we mean by “international-mindedness.”At Lamar all 9th and 10th graders are part of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). When entering 11th grade, students make the following choices:
- IB Diploma Programme
- IB Career-Related Progamme
- Recommended High School Program (Following the MYP methodology)
How to earn an IB Diploma at Lamar Download this quick sheet to know what is required to earn the diploma. Lamar IB World School Intro Download this presentation for a high-level introduction. Lamar Academic Pathways More detailed information about the various academic programs and pathways we offer on our campus. Grade Level Information Sessions The College Corner offers information sessions by Grade Level. Dates and presentation materials available here. The International Baccalaureate Programmes Visit the main site for the International Baccalaureate organization - ibo.orgThe IB Learner ProfileThe aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.As IB learners, we strive to be:Inquirers [Back to TOP]
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.Knowledgeable [Back to TOP]
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.Thinkers [Back to TOP]
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.Communicators [Back to TOP]
We express ourselves condently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.Principled [Back to TOP]
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.Open-minded [Back to TOP]
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.Caring [Back to TOP]
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.Risk-takers [Back to TOP]
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.Balanced [Back to TOP]
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.Reflective [Back to TOP]
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.