Proud Panther Moments from our Students, Parents and Teachers!
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International Baccalaureate (IB) Helping to Smooth College Transition
- “Both IB and college are about thinking critically. Your classes in college and IB are meant to converge on some higher topic…both care more about doing well than following the exact pattern set before you I’ve noticed many other freshmen have been feeling anxious and burned out because of these things. These things didn’t impact me though because the IB Program eased me into them two years ago.” -Kim, Class of 2012 – an IB Diploma Program graduate… now a student at the University of Michigan
- “The rigor of the IB curriculum prepared me to meet the expectations at college. It also developed personal skills that I am using every day—like independence, motivation, and endurance.” -Kayla, Class of 2012 – an IB Diploma Program graduate… now a student at the University of Minnesota
- “The IB Program helped make me into a well-rounded student and taught me how to manage my time and set my priorities. It also taught me to be an inquirer and a communicator, which are essential skills at college. In IB, I got to know my peers well, but I also came to know myself. I’m not fearful of expressing my opinions in class. Overall, college has not been the dark, frightening place I once thought it would be, thanks to IB.” -Cinthia, Class of 2012 – an IB Diploma Program graduate…now a student at Western Michigan University
- “IB has helped me better manage my time at college. Also, in college I’m constantly making interdisciplinary connections. There are subjects, like linguistics, that straddle language and science, so being introduced to this way of thinking is helpful and super interesting. The IB Diploma Program prepared me for a lot. Nothing I’ve had to do has come as a surprise or has been too hard yet.” -Lucy, Class of 2012 – an IB Diploma Program graduate… now a student at the University of Minnesota