International Baccalaureate Statement regarding IB curriculum in Florida


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At the request of the Florida Department of Education, on 19 May 2023, the International Baccalaureate (IB) reviewed our Diploma and Career-related programmes to determine if they can be taught in compliance with the State Board of Education amended Rule 6A-10.081, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida.

On completion of this review, changes to any IB programmes were deemed unnecessary due to the inherent flexibility of our teaching model.

As an inquiry-based model and curricula, IB programmes are designed to be adaptable to the needs, requirements, standards, and laws of different educational systems at the local, national, or international level.

Fundamental to the IB is our mission of education for a better world. Our mission emphasizes our shared humanity and the bonds that tie us together in a global community. Because of this commitment, we want to ensure all our students feel safe, seen, and valued.

Open and unprejudiced reflection provides the best chance to engage positively in debates. Our continuously revised curricula and flexible framework encourage deep inquiry and curiosity which support students as they become courageous and compassionate critical thinkers. Consequently, our programmes aim to develop young people who could, one day, be instrumental in creating flourishing and peaceful communities.

As an organization, we too navigate the challenges facing our young learners, and we do so with a disposition of inquiry and constructive positivity. In this, we return to our mission and enact the values we espouse as an organization.