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    International Baccalaureate (IB) programs offer internationally-focused educational opportunities that encourage personal and academic achievement.  Dallas ISD is home to several IB World Schools with additional campuses in various phases of candidacy.   An IB education centers on learners, develops effective approaches to teaching and learning, works within global contexts, and explores significant content. 

    Elementary-aged students at IB World Schools participate in the Primary Years Program (PYP).  The PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves, others, and the world around them.   

    The Middle Years Program (MYP) engages students in a challenging framework that encourages them to make practical connections between their studies and the world beyond their school campus.  It includes all students on the campus and within Dallas ISD is implemented within the middle school level (6th-8th grade). 

    Dallas ISD 11th and 12th graders who participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP) will be part of a comprehensive and challenging pre-university course of study.  Along with their high school’s basic graduation requirements, DP students strive for greater breadth and depth of knowledge by reflecting on the nature of knowledge, creativity, independent research, and community service.  Universities may choose to recognize the IB Diploma Program and its corresponding exams when considering students for admission and/or awarding academic credit.

    Dallas ISD has three authorized IB World Schools. The Middle Years Program is offered at J L Long and Harry Stone Montessori.  The Diploma Program is currently available at Woodrow Wilson High School.  There are six campuses within Dallas ISD within various phases of the candidacy process.   Robert E. Lee and William Lipscomb Elementary Schools are both within the Woodrow Wilson feeder pattern.  Other candidate schools include Hillcrest High School and the feeder schools Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Preston Hollow Elementary School, and Arthur Kramer Elementary School.