American International School Vietnam (AISVN) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is celebrating its 10th anniversary as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. This is a milestone for AISVN, which joins a legacy of IB World Schools around the world to reach this landmark.
The IB Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme are available to students to study at AISVN, which went through IB’s rigorous authorization and evaluation process. AISVN is currently at the final stage of candidacy for the Middle Years Programme.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is studied by children aged 3 to 12 and offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is for students aged 11 to 16 and is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16 to 19 and is comprised of six subjects including three DP core subjects.
Since the school first became an IB World School in 2010, the school has been supported by the IB organization that has worked closely with AISVN to implement the programmes offered to students.
Barry Sutherland, Head of School said: “Being an IB World School means that our students are offered the best programme in the world, and by extension, the best type of education. AISVN’s commitment and experience with the IB Programme is evident from the success of our students and graduates. AISVN graduates go on to study at top universities around the world, and our alumni gather to network and exchange ideas.”
Adrian Kearney, Director IB World Schools, said: “The IB is proud to have AISVN as part of our global family of schools. It has been an inspiring provider of the IB programmes for the past 10 years, giving students the confidence and ability to reach further and be the best they can be in an ever-changing and unpredictable world. As an organization, the IB thanks the school for its commitment to fulfilling and delivering the IB’s mission of education for a better world and look forward to many more years working with the educators at AISVN.”
The IB’s vision is to foster open and enlightened minds through its educational programmes for students between the ages of 3-19 years old. Each programme is tailored to equip students with the skills they need throughout life and encourages lifelong learning beyond their school years.
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