What is IB?
The IB offers an education for students from age 3 to 19, comprising of four programmes that focus on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. The IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after they’ve left our programmes. We are supported by IB teachers and coordinators who develop and promote the IB’s curriculums in almost 5,000 schools globally every day, in over 150 countries around the world.
Why IB at Therrell?
Daniel McLaughlin Therrell High School is embarking on an exciting endeavor for our student's to continue their pursuits of becoming inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who develop intercultural understanding and respect. The D. M. Therrell Cluster has chosen the International Baccalaureate (IB) as our signature program for the elementary schools, and middle school that feeds into our high school. The IB is an educational program that has proven to be successful for over 40 years. Research indicates, Title 1 schools that offer IB Programmes have shown an increase in graduation rates, the number of students enrolling in college, and college retention.