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International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate programs offered throughout Gateway Community Charters aim to develop inquiring, knowledgable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through education that builds intercultural understanding and respect. IB programmes encourage students across the world to become active and compassionate lifelong learners who understand that other people - with their differences - can also be right.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile Attributes

The learner profile unites us all with a common focus on the student as a lifelong learner. It applies to students, teachers, parents, and administrators; for we are all continually learning.
  • IB Globe with Puzzle piecesInquirers: They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
  • Knowledgeable: They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In doing so, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad range of disciplines.
  • Thinkers: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
  • Communicators: They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
  • Principled: They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
  • Open Minded: They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
  • Caring: They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
  • Risk-takers: They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
  • Balanced: They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
  • Reflective: They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
We believe students who embody the IB mission and learner profile will be successful in a 21st century global environment.
IB Acronyms

IB Acronyms

  • IB: International Baccalaureate
  • MYP: Middle Years Programme
  • PYP: Primary Years Programme
International Baccalaureate Schools within GCC

International Baccalaureate Schools within GCC

Empowering Possibilities International Charter (EPIC)

Epic Logo Empowering Possibilities International Charter is an International Baccalaureate (IB) School in West Sacramento. We are an IB Authorized school in the Primary Years Program (PYP) TK – 5th grade and a candidate school for the Middle Years Program (MYP) 6th – 8th grades. At our school we offer many enrichments in the areas of foreign languages, art, music, athletics and after school programs. Our teaching philosophy celebrates the many ways people work together to construct meaning and make sense of the world using the IB framework. We provide opportunities through student choice and a rigorous curriculum, based on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework and approaches to teaching. We infuse the CCSS through the lens of Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) to create a connected and innovative learning experience for all our students including our English Language Learners (ELL).


Gateway International School (GIS)

GIS Logo Gateway International School is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.