International Baccalaureate Programs
What is the International Baccalaureate Program?
IB is also aligned to our Strategic Plan focus area of Academic & Personal Success for Every Student.
Summit School District is committed to a broad definition of student success outlined in the Summit School District Graduate Profile and a diverse set of pathways to learning and graduation.
IB Programs Mission
The International Baccalaureate® develops inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through education that builds intercultural understanding and respect.
Learn more about IB at SSD.
Our International Baccalaureate Programs
Primary Years Program
Grades PK- 5
Six schools participate in the primary years program: Breckenridge Elementary, Dillon Valley Elementary, Frisco Elementary, Silverthorne Elementary, Summit Cove Elementary and Upper Blue Elementary. Learn More
Middle Years Program
Two schools participate in the middle years program: Summit Middle School and Summit High School. Learn More
Summit High School participates in the Diploma Program. After grade 10, students opt-in for the DP Program. Learn More
About IB in Summit Schools
• In 2001, SSD became one of the first full IB districts in the nation
• All IB program sites (8 of 9 schools) have been authorized since 2011*
• All students participate in Primary Years and Middle Years programs, then have the option to enroll in the Diploma Program.
*Snowy Peaks Jr./Sr. HS is not an IB school.
The SEL wheel connects the SSD graduate profile, IB learner Profile, and CASEL framework of skills in order to provide a common understanding of Social Emotional language and skills throughout a student's experience in Summit School district.
“I am able to understand my own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence my actions in different situations.”
“I am able to manage my own emotions, thoughts, and actions to achieve my goals.”
“I am able to understand that others’ perspectives are important, and I have the skills to listen and grow from them.”
“I am able to establish and maintain healthy relationships and advocate for myself and those I’m in community with.”
RESPONSIBLE DECISION MAKING
“I can make caring and constructive choices that align with my values.”
Conciencia de sí mismo (a)
"Soy capaz de comprender mis propias emociones, pensamientos y valores y cómo influyen mis acciones en diferentes situaciones."
“Soy capaz de gestionar mis propias emociones, pensamientos y acciones para lograr mis objetivos.”
“Soy capaz de entender que los puntos de vista de los demás son importantes y tengo la capacidad de escuchar y crecer a partir de ellos.”
Habilidades de relación
“Soy capaz de establecer y mantener relaciones sanas y de defenderme a mí mismo (a) y a las personas con las que estoy en mi comunidad.”
Toma de decisiones responsable “Soy capaz de tomar decisiones solidarias y constructivas que se ajusten a mis valores.”
District IB and Authentic Learning Specialist
IB Published Work: "What is an IB Education?"