• What is an IB Education?

  • Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III Global Preparatory Academy at Paul Quinn College is a Candidate School* for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III Global Preparatory Academy at Paul Quinn College is a Candidate School believes is important for our 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, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org 


    IB Mission Statement

    The International Baccalaureate programme 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. The Middle Years curriculum is organized around three major concepts: Intercultural Awareness, Holistic Education, and Communication.

    The curriculum is designed around eight subject groups: languages A & B, history, technology, mathematics, arts, science, and physical education. The units of study begin with a guiding question, through which students can connect their learning to the world outside the classroom.

    In year 5 of the program, students are able to demonstrate their deep knowledge of of an area of interest through the personal project.

    Visit the IB Organization site here for MYP at a Glance.