Big Sky High School was granted official status on March 17, 2015 as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. As an IB World School, Big Sky High School joins a network of over 4,000 schools located around the world committed to developing knowledgeable, caring young people who will be ready to negotiate their futures successfully. Many colleges and universities around the globe recognize the value of the IB Diploma and Subject Courses, and as such, award college credit for many of the courses and the full Diploma.
"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 programs of international educational and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right."
The international Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a nonprofit educational foundation established in 1968. IB currently works with over 4,000 schools (56%) public) in 141 countries to develop and offer three challenging programs to over 1,000,000 students aged 3 to 19 years. The program helps develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.