Located at Hinkley and Gateway high schools, Aurora Hills and East middle schools, and Elkhart elementary school, 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:

โ€œThere 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.โ€
--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.

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.

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
Gateway H.S.  Middle Years Programme
Diploma Programme

Katie Cooper

Curtis Wood 



Hinkley H.S.   Middle Years Programme
Diploma Programme

Mike Corrado

Joanelle Nunez



Aurora Hills M.S. Middle Years Programme Sherry Davis sbdavis@aurorak12.org 303-341-7450
East M.S.  Middle Years Programme Sue Sikorski sesikorski@aurorak12.org 303-340-0660
Elkhart Elementary Primary Years Programme Monique Shevlin Davis  mashevlin-davis@aurorak12.org   303-340-3050