The IB organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to create academic programs to challenge students while promoting intercultural respect and understanding. Three programs aimed at varying age groups (three-12, 11-16, 16-19) feature subjects like math, science, physical education and the arts, but also personal and social skills, humanities and technology. Students must also study a second language and complete a personal project.
The AP program allows high school students to take university courses for an extra challenge and to give them a head start in their post-secondary education. There are now over 30 rigorous AP courses and exams spanning many subjects available to high school students in Canada.
This program aims to develop students through the realization of academic, physical, cultural and spiritual aspirations. It teaches students the ideals of internationalism, democracy, environment, adventure, leadership and service through education in a traditional school followed by international volunteer trips.
Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh program is for students aged 14-24 and encourages personal growth through life experience. Students choose either a Bronze, Silver or Gold level of program, and must complete a personal activity in various sections: volunteering, physical, skills, expedition and residential.