A Survey to Confirm Interest in and the Feasibility of Establishing an IB Diploma Programme in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin

Posted April 1, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a survey to confirm interest in and the feasibility of establishing an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin.

The IBDP is respected by leading universities across the globe. IB offers an education focused on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic (www.ibo.org).

The Diploma Programme is two years and covers Grade 11 and 12. In preparation, IB students enrol in Grade 9 and if accepted complete a Grade 9 and 10 preparatory programme. Students who successfully complete the DP will also attain their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

The survey is available online from March 28 – April 12, 2019 at www.ugdsb.ca/IBsurvey.  Survey results will be included in a report to Trustees in June 2019 and will be one of several factors considered in determining the potential for offering IB.

Important Note: Subsequent review processes are necessary to implement changes. At this time, the earliest a Grade 9 IB preparatory programme could start is the 2022/23 school year.  Therefore this survey is primarily applicable to students in Grade 4 or lower.

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