IB Authorization

The York Academy Regional Charter School is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) World School. We received our PYP authorization letter on Thursday January 8, 2015:

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IB Authorization Cover Letter, January 8 2015

As part of this process, the school worked closely with a mentor from the International Baccalaureate Organization, to ensure curriculum is being developed in accordance with the high standards of the IB academic framework.

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

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programs: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Program or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programs, visit www.ibo.org.

**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 programmed encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.