The International Baccalaureate (IB) program 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 programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners.
I.E. Weldon Secondary School in Lindsay offers an International Baccalaureate program for Grade 11 and 12 students.
The prerequisite for registering in this program is participating in the Grade 9 and 10 “Power Pack” program. Power Pack is I.E. Weldon’s grade 9 and 10 package designed to prepare students for success in the IB diploma program in grades 11 and 12. Power Pack students are grouped together for core courses. With significant independent responsibility, students explore complexities and topics that encourage critical thinking. Work habits, study skills and time-management strategies are addressed. To learn more and apply to Power Pack, visit the Application page on the IEWSS website.
Both the “Power Pack” program and the International Baccalaureate program are for academic level students seeking a challenge.
Graduates of the IB Program receive a diploma which is internationally recognized. Students graduating from the program are recognized as well-rounded individuals who have met a rigorous challenge at an early age, demonstrating determination, self-discipline, and global awareness.