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Columbia High School's IB Programmes

The 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.

Columbia High School's Mission Statement

Educate internationally-minded students through second language development, project-based learning, and community service as Huntsville’s only International Baccalaureate high school.

What's Does It Mean to Be IB?

The IB's programmes are different from other curricula because they:

  • encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
  • develop independently of government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools
  • encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts
  • develop multilingual students.

General IB Information

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Middle Years Programme Policies

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Diploma and Career-Related Programme Policies

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Useful Links

Official International Baccauleareate Website

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