Omaha Central High school and the International Baccalaureate Programme share a common philosophy - a commitment to high quality, challenging curriculum and an international education. We are proud and honored to be an authorized school for this prestige programme.
The IB Diploma Program is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepare students for success both at the university and life beyond. The curriculum is designed to ensure a cohesive, comprehensive education for students, no matter where they live in the world. Students who complete this program are preparing , not only for success in college, but for success in life. Students gain a broader view; follow in-depth approaches to the academic disciplines; and develop time management, problem-solving, research, and organizational skills that will remain with them long after IB is over. CAS activities provide opportunities for student involvement in the larger community beyond classroom walls.
An additional benefit is that student work is assessed over a two-year period using internationally accepted performance standards. Student achievement is assessed in a variety of ways: on examinations that are developed and scored by international examiners; on oral language demonstrations in both the student’s native language and a modern second language; and on science laboratory notebooks, art portfolios, computer science dossiers, essays, and other projects depending on the specific course. These activities all count for a percentage of the student’s final score in each subject and allow the classroom teacher input in the student’s scores. The IB Diploma Programme also allows for student and school flexibility in choosing areas of academic interest for student research. The IB DP offers such unique courses as Information Technology in a Global Society and Environmental Systems.
To receive the IB Diploma from the International Baccalaureate Organization a student must:
Enroll and pass in at least one course from each of the six core subject areas