International Baccalaureate Educational Framework
As an authorized IB World School, Riverwood offers the Diploma Programme (DP) and is authorized to offer the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in conjunction with Ridgeview Charter (Middle) School.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme Presentation: 1/14/20
Link to the Riverwood Middle Years Program Website
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. Information courtesy of www.ibo.org
What do IB and MYP Look Like at Riverwood?
Riverwood is one of Fulton County School's four Magnet sites, offering the International Studies and International Baccalaureate Programs. Enrolling 51% of the student body, the International Studies Program is a challenging four-year curriculum that focuses on world issues, global economics, cultural awareness, and field experiences such as internships and travel.
Riverwood was authorized as an IB Diploma school in 1999, and saw its first group of candidates for the diploma in 2002. Between May of 2002 and 2011, Riverwood had over 294 graduates come through the IB Diploma Program; 273 earned the diploma. The overall pass rate of 93% was well above the international pass rate of 78%. As more students rise to meet the academic challenge, the number of diploma and certificate earners increases. The Class of 2012 marked the 10th anniversary of Riverwood's IB Diploma candidates.
Students in the International Studies Program may also take individual IB courses for Certificates. Riverwood holds accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the International Baccalaureate Organization, the International Baccalaureate North America, and the Magnet Schools of America.
IB Diploma Program Information Pages
MYP Information Pages
IB Parent Advisory Board
Formed in 2015, the IB Advisory Board has five members:
- Parent of a senior IB Diploma student
- Parent of a junior IB Diploma student
- Parent of a prospective IB Diploma student
- Parent of an IB Course candidate
- IB Coordinator
- Serve as IB Program liaisons with Governance Council, PTSA, and Foundation
- Consult with IB Coordinator to improve communication and publicity about the IB Program
- Coordinate certificate and diploma recognition ceremony
- Support the development of community connections for the IB Program
- The IB Parent Board will meet twice each semester
- Members are expected to serve for the entire school year
Questions? Contact Diane Kopkas, IB Coordinator (KopkasD@fultonschools.org)
Middle Years Programme (MYP)
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is the educational framework for all 9th and 10th grade students at Riverwood.
As part of the MYP, teachers teach and evaluate students according to the framework of MYP in all subject areas. 9th & 10th grade students will receive scores based on the criteria specific to the subject, as well as on their overall MYP level of achievement. The MYP score will appear on 9th & 10th grade student report cards; it is not a percentage or evaluative grade and it does not impact a student’s GPA or class standing. Read an explanation of the MYP evaluation system