International Baccalaureate Candidacy

Marc T. Atkinson International Baccalaureate Program

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Mission of the International Baccalaureate

Atkinson Middle School began its International Baccalaureate (IB) candidacy journey in the 2019-2020 school year. The aim of this program is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. An IB education center on learners, develops effective approaches to teaching and learning, works within global contexts and explores significant content.

Our Mission

We will work collaboratively to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring students that are prepared for post-secondary success. We will develop lifelong learners who demonstrate compassion, international understanding, and respect.

Nuestra Misión

Trabajaremos colaborativamente para desarrollar estudiantes inquisitivos, conocedores y comprensivos que estén preparados para el éxito posterior a la secundaria. Desarrollaremos aprendices de por vida que demuestren compasión, conocimiento internacional y respecto.


The following are policies that guide IB instructions:

Atkinson Assessment Policy
Atkinson Inclusion Policy
Atkinson Language Policy
Atkinson Academic Honesty Policy

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