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IB Candidacy

Exciting News for OHMS Academics:  
We are embarking on a new journey this year! 
Oak Hammock Middle School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB)  Middle Years Programme (MYP) and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.** 

 **Mission Statement from the IB: The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. 

What is an IB education?  
"The International Baccalaureate Organization (known as the IB) offers four high-quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools, aiming to create a better, more peaceful world." For more information about IB, you can go to the following website:  https://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/become-an-ib-school/ibmyp_en.pdf

We are so excited for all our students to start experiencing all the amazing benefits of an IB education.  Please contact Mrs. Brandie Della-Luna, IB Coordinator, (brandied@leeschools.net) to find out more about the unique benefits that the Middle Years Programme can provide.  



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