Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate is a non-profit foundation, which offers four high quality and challenging educational programs for a worldwide community of schools. For 50 years, IB programs have gained a reputation for their rigor and high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalized 21st century, and for helping to develop citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world. Currently, more than 1.3 million IB students attend over 4,500 schools in 147 countries.
Board of Education President, Dr. Aurora Villon stated, “In our quest to become Second to None, we want to offer our students educational opportunities that will offer them a global education and prepare them for the 21st Century. Our teachers will have the opportunity to be part of an international network of experts leading the field in education. We are excited about being part of the IB World School community and look forward to reaping the many benefits the program offers for students, teacher, and the district as a whole.”
The IB programme has a positive impact on students, schools and their wider communities with learning extending well beyond the classroom. Its unique and innovative approach to learning means both students and teachers are genuinely engaged in the programs and benefit from being a part of an unparalleled global network. Students are able to participate in international conferences and educators work with their peers internationally to ensure that IB remains at the cutting edge of international education.
Superintendent, Karling Aguilera-Fort stated, “El Rancho Unified School District believes in maximizing the potential of our students. Having access to the International Baccalaureate network is a great opportunity to provide our students with a holistic and rigorous educational approach. We are looking forward to continuing developing the global citizens of the 21st century.”
Principal, Hector Vasquez adds, “We are extremely proud that El Rancho High School has successfully completed the authorization process and can start offering IB classes. This marks an exciting time for the El Rancho Unified School District, and more importantly, for the students who will benefit from an IB education.”
The World School designation completes a three-year process that began during the 2014-15 school year.