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ABOUT IB

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programs of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Schools must be authorized, by the IB organization, to offer any of the programs.

The IB has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement. IB works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

To learn more about the IB Diploma Program please follow this link: www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/

WHO WE ARE

Weber High Mission Statement

Weber High School will establish a supportive learning community which fosters creativity, encourages curiosity, and promotes critical thinking. Weber will create a challenging learning environment that encourages effective communication, life-long learning, and compassion that prepares students to serve in a global community.

OUR HISTORY

The possibility of application for candidacy as an International Baccalaureate World School was first suggested and recommended by the schools governing body, the Weber High Community Council.  Upon the recommendation of The Community Council, the proposal to apply was presented first to the Leadership Team of Weber High School for input.  Following that presentation, it was presented to the faculty and staff.  When support for the IB Program was apparent, representatives from the school – including the Head Principal and potential Program Coordinator – attended IB Category 1 training at Rice University in March 2015.

Upon completion of Category 1 training, presentations were made to multiple community groups, including:  Weber High PTA members, school leadership teams of the three feeder junior high schools, community leadership teams consisting of local mayors and city council members.  With the support of these groups, a formal presentation was made to the Weber School District Board, Superintendent, and District Office personnel by the Head Principal, Velden Wardle.  Following this presentation, Weber High School was granted approval by the Weber School District Board and Weber High Community Council to proceed with the process to become an International Baccalaureate World School in June 2015.

Weber High succussfully completed the Application for Candidacy in the spring of 2016 and completed the Application for Authorization in the spring of 2017. Weber High completed the IB Verification Visit in November of 2017 and were approved with full authorization in February of 2018.

We are excited to offer IB classes to students starting in the fall of 2018.  The class of 2020 will be the first class with the opportunity to earn an IB Diploma at Weber High School.

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