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International Baccalaureate Programmes


Located at Hinkley and Gateway high schools, Aurora Hills and East middle schools, and Wheeling and Elkhart elementary schools, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes offer a rigorous academic framework with a worldwide orientation and focus on the entire student. IB provides students with a balanced education in languages, social studies, experimental sciences, mathematics and electives.

Gateway High School, East Middle School and Elkhart Elementary School became  fully authorized IB schools in the fall of 2012.

IB instruction is divided into three programmes:

“There is such a big difference between the students who were in IB and those who were not. The IB kids are ready for what college expects.” --Former Hinkley IB student Aakah S.

Mission Statement

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 programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

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

“Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is as important as learning facts.” –2011 East Middle IB Coordinator Tonya Thompson

Application Process

All students at Aurora Hills and Wheeling benefit from some form of IB instruction. To learn more about the program, interested students should contact Aurora Hills at 303-341-7450 or Wheeling at 303-344-8670.

Students interested in IB at the high school level can contact Hinkley High School at 303-340-1500 or Gateway High School at 303-755-7160.

School Programs Coordinator Email Phone
Hinkley H.S.  Middle Years Programme
Diploma Programme
Curtis Wood  clwood@aps.k12.co.us 303-340-1500
Gateway H.S.   Middle Years Programme
Diploma Programme
Jan Lotter jrlotter@aps.k12.co.us 303-755-7160
Aurora Hills M.S. Middle Years Programme Julie Fishman jmfishman@aps.k12.co.us 303-326-1250
East M.S.  Middle Years Programme Adam Gelman agelman@aps.k12.co.us 303-340-0660
Wheeling Elementary IB World School Primary Years Programme Tricia Dutton Morato tlduttonmorato@aps.k12.co.us  303-344-8670
Elkhart Elementary Primary Years Programme Linda Meehan  lmeehan@aps.k12.co.us   303.340.3050                                                                         

Watch the video below to learn about IB from an IB coordinator and IB student:



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