What is International Baccalaureate?

New Town High School is a candidate International Baccalaureate World School for the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), and the Career-related Programme (CP). These complementary programs provide students with an educational environment that emphasizes intellectual challenge while encouraging them to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world.

Students participate in a rigorous academic pathway of studies, with a focus on global perspectives. In a 1-to-1 technology-based environment students will study language, social studies, science, mathematics, arts, physical and health education, and design (technology) as interdisciplinary subjects. 

 Focusing on global citizenship, Middle Years Program (MYP) students in Grades 9 and 10 will participate in real-world, hands-on experiences and complete a personal research project.

Students in Grades 11 and 12, may participate in either the Diploma Programme (DP) or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Upon completion of the required coursework, extended essay, and service-learning projects, students take a set of IB external assessments to earn a DP Diploma or a CP Certificate.  An integral part of our magnet program is the acquisition of a second language.


Middle Years Programme 

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a whole-school programme for all 9th and 10th graders that provides academic challenge and the building of academic skills. The programme is designed to help students see the connections between the courses they study and their own world. The MYP promotes cross-curricular study, inquiry, and critical and reflective thinking, as keys to 21st century success.

Career-related Programme 

The Career-related Programme (CP) is an optional programme for Juniors and Seniors. It designed for students interested in pursuing a career-related education in the final two years of secondary school. It provides them with an excellent foundation to support their further studies, as well as ensure their preparedness for success in the workforce. Students will be able to select one of the following CP options:

  • CISCO (computer networking, cyber security)
  • Interactive Media Production
  • Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science
  • Food Service Professional (prostart)

Diploma Programme 

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an optional programme for Juniors and Seniors. It is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with assessments that prepare students for success at the college level and life beyond. The programme also requires students to engage in community activity and research as an extension of their classroom experience. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.


Apply to our International Studies Magnet Program.

For more information about our International Studies Magnet Program,
visit the 
New Town High School International Studies Magnet Weebly site 
or contact
Chanell Owens Johnson, Magnet Coordinator, at
Kimberley Simms, IB Resource Teacher, at


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