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What is the International Baccalaureate Programme?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of studies, which meets the needs of highly motivated secondary school students. Designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfil requirements of various national education systems, the diploma model is based on the pattern of no single country but incorporates the best elements of many.

The IB diploma curriculum is about building well-roundedness with six academic areas studied concurrently exposing students to balance within the two great traditions of learning i.e. the humanities and the sciences, as well as asking students to develop themselves inside and outside of the classroom through the three core areas. Students are required to take one subject from each of the six subject areas as well as the three core activities of Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK), and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS). To learn more about the M.E. LaZerte Pre-IB Diploma, IB Diploma and Certificate, refer to the complete IB View Book 2019 - 2020. 


What is the M.E. LaZerte Pre-IB Diploma Programme?

Our programme is delivered to grade 10 students and is designed to build the skills required for the successful completion of International Baccalaureate courses which students will pursue when they join the the formal IB Programme in grade 11 and 12. In addition to fulfilling prerequisites for the I.B. Diploma, IB students must meet the demands of the Alberta High School Diploma. A typical Grade 10 programme is outlined in the Detalied M.E. LaZerte Pre-IB Course Description Booklet.

The International Baccalaureate programme is recognized by the University of Alberta. Students who successfully complete the Diploma requirements are granted a 100-level Open Elective (three credits). Selected courses are granted Advanced Placement or credit by Special Assessment.

Detailed IB Examination Schedule