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Global Studies Program /
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
at Edgewood High School

Global Studies Program and International Baccalaureate Program
The Mission of the International Baccalaureate Organization
  • The International Baccalaureate Organization 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 IBO 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 who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Edgewood High School is in the application phase for this program and expects to be fully authorized by the spring of 2010.

The first group of students will begin the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in the Fall of 2010 and take their first round of exams the following spring. The class of 2012 will be the first to graduate from this program.

All students currently enrolled in Grade 8 may apply for admission for the freshman class of 2008-2009. The admission process is competitive and applications will be evaluated by a selection committee. The following criteria will be used:

  • Academic achievement in middle school based on GPA, standardized tests and participation in advanced math courses (Algebra I must be completed prior to entering the program).
  • Demonstrated interest and motivation for learning. This will be documented by teacher recommendations, in-person writing sample (date TBD), and school and community involvement. An interview may also be included.

For More Information about the Global Studies Program /
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program :

For more information, you can visit the official International Baccalaureate website ( or visit the Global Studies/International Baccalaureate Diploma Program website at (