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    We are honored that Rockford High School has been named an International Baccalaureate  candidate school. This is a world-class program that will be available to every Rockford  student, giving our kids a competitive advantage as they graduate and enter a global  workforce.   

    Rockford High School is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle  Years Programme, Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme and is pursuing  authorization as an IB World School. 

    IB World Schools share a common philosophy — a commitment to improve the teaching  and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging,  high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.  For further information about the IB and its programmes, you may access the International Baccalaureate Orgnaization website by clicking here  

    Rockford High School

    In October of 2018, Rockford High School and partner Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) school received one of four school districts to receive a federally funded Magnet School Assistance Program grant. RHS will utilize this grant money to pursue IB  candidacy.  The financial resources provided by the grant will  support professional development, increased access to technology, curricular materials,  coordination, and communication.   

    The Rockford Area Schools experience is unique, and it prepares students for a lifetime of learning. Our students benefit from a fine arts program in elementary school and a STEM focus in middle  school. Adding an IB program at the high school level extends that RAS experience  from kindergarten through graduation day.   

    To learn more about IB implementation at Rockford High School: 

    ● Contact ​IB Programme Administrator Matthew Scheidler at  scheidlerm@rockford.k12.mn.us  

    ● Follow our social media channels: ​Facebook​, ​Twitter, ​& ​Instagram   

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