International Baccalaureate/Middle Years Program

Taking on the World

The International Baccalaureate program is a challenging framework for high school and middle school students (Middle Years Program) that encourages making practical connections between studies and the real world. It is a comprehensive course of study designed for highly motivated students. In earning an IB diploma, students are automatically granted a minimum of 24 hours of college credit at any Texas public university; IB scores are recognized for college credit or admission by all post-secondary institutions.

The IB diploma recipient is recognized worldwide as a leader of high academic standing. The ability to think, write, communicate and assume responsibility within a community are viewed as key attributes of IB graduates. The IB/MYP program at Austin ISD creates inquirers, thinkers, risk-takers and communicators who are knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced and reflective.