The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum for 11th and 12th graders. Begun in the 1960s in Geneva, Switzerland, IB was intended to serve internationally mobile students preparing for university. Today, there are three levels of IB -- the Early Years Program, Middle Years Program, and Diploma Program -- which together serve students aged 3 to 19.
Currently in Littleton Public Schools, the only IB program is the DP at Littleton High School.
The IB curriculum focuses on international-mindedness and related traits clustered in the IB Learner Profile. As such, IB students are: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.
Other useful links:
IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization), http://www.ibo.org/
IBARMS (The IB Association of Rocky Mountain Schools), http://www.ibarms.org/