IB Overview: What is IB?


    Welcome to Lincoln High School's International Baccalaureate Program

    IB is a globally recognized pre-collegiate curriculum completed during junior and senior year.   All students at Lincoln are eligible to participate in the IB program.  

    For more information about how IB at LHS is adjusting to distance learning in 2020-21, please read this community letter and FAQ document. You can contact Lincoln’s IB Coordinator, Kim Bliss at kbliss@pps.net.


    IB Mission Statement

    The International Baccalaureate 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 organization 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.


    IB at Lincoln 

    Lincoln has been an IB school for over 30 years and the IB mission is woven into the fabric of our building.  The IB curriculum instills a spirit of inquiry and global mindedness in all of its graduates, and Lincoln educators strive to develop internationally minded citizens who seek to create a better and more peaceful world.

    One of the reasons that we love this programme at Lincoln is that it accounts for teacher choice in the construction of curriculum, which allows our educators to engage with topics they are passionate about while also building classes tailored to student interest.

    The LHS IB programme is the largest in the state of Oregon, and we are particularly proud of the expertise of our teaching staff and of the diverse number of IB course offerings students may pursue. We currently offer over 20 individual subject courses, with the option to pursue five different languages.

    At Lincoln we are committed to an open-access programme that allows any student to pursue the full IB Diploma should they choose to do so.  Every Fall, Lincoln’s IB graduates matriculate to a diverse array of colleges and universities, including some of the most highly selective in the world.  Generations of LHS IB graduates are transforming the world into a better and more peaceful place. 

    We look forward to working with you in the years ahead.


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