International Baccalaureate Programme
“The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better, more peaceful world. IB learners strive to be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective.”
The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme at Father Lacombe is a successful and well developed program aimed at students who would like to fur-ther their studies in one or more academic areas. This programme is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities and offers students many ad-vantages including preferential post-secondary admission, university credit and awards, and the development of many important life skills.
In order to register for the IB programme, an application must be completed. Applications are available through the junior high counsellor or by contacting the International Baccalaureate Coordinator at Father Lacombe.
IB Diploma Candidates (Full IB)
The full IB diploma programme involves students taking 6 IB courses from different areas as well as participating in courses specifically developed by the IB organization such as Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay. This program truly helps to foster academic skills and develops well rounded students. Below are sample schedules for Grades 10 through Grade 12 for Full IB.
IB Course Candidates (Partial IB)
Students may also choose one or more IB courses in a particular discipline which is an excellent way to pursue one’s interests. Father Lacombe encourages students to use this form of the IB programme to pursue their passions.