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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*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.