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Program of Studies 2016-17

introduction to ciba

Grades 9 & 10

The International Baccalaureate


The Connecticut IB Academy is a candidate school in partnership with Sunset Ridge Academy for the Middle Years Programme. These schools are pursuing authorization as IB World Schools*; schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Connecticut IB Academy believes is important for our students.  CIBA anticipates authorization as an IB World School for the Middle Years Programme for 2017.

Middle Years Programme Brochure for Parents

El Programa de los Años Intermedios del IB - Folleto para los padres

Le Programme d’éducation intermédiaire de l’IB - Brochure pour les parents

IB في البكالوريا الدّوليّةبرنامجا لسنواتا لمتوسّطة


The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) comprises eight subject groups:

    • Language acquisition.

    • Language and literature.

    • Individuals and societies.

    • Sciences.

    • Mathematics.

    • Arts.

    • Physical and health education.

    • Design.

Students take courses in seven or eight of the subject groups each year, including a world language(s). Each year, students in the MYP also engage in at least one collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit that involves at least two subject groups. MYP students also complete a long-term project, the Personal Project, during Grade 10, where they decide what they want to learn about, identify what they already know, discovering what they will need to know to complete the project, and create a proposal or criteria for completing it.

CIBA, in partnership with Sunset Ridge, has developed policies to support students and their families in the Middle Years Programme.  It is important that all stakeholders are familiar with and provide input into the review of these policies.


Grades 11 & 12

The International Baccalaureate

Diploma Programme Model


 Diploma Programme Brochure for Parents

 El Programa del Diploma  -folleto para los padres

Le Programme du diplôme -brochure pour les parents

The Connecticut IB Academy has been an authorized IB World School© since 2002 offering the Diploma Programme in grades 11 & 12. International Mindedness is the ultimate goal of an IB Education in any program. Students must choose one subject from each of five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences and mathematics. Student may choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 5.

Group One: Studies in Language & Literature

Group Two: Language Acquisition

Group Three: Individuals and Societies

Group Four: Sciences

Group Five: Mathematics

Group Six: The Arts

Program Core:

  • Creativity Activity Service (CAS)


IB Diploma Programme General Regulations


Academic Honesty

Honor Roll Requirements for CIBA

Course Selection

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

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