The International Baccalaureate program at Mira Loma is part of the International Baccalaureate Organization's world-wide system of schools. The IBO's mission statement clearly indicates the philosophical approach of all IB schools:
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. (www.ibo.org)
The IBO offers three distinct programs: Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Years. At Mira Loma we offer both the Middle Years Program (MYP) and the Diploma Program (DP).
Relationships…..Relevancy…..Rigor…..ResponsibilityThe International Studies (IS) Program is an interdisciplinary, humanities-based program of specialized, rigorous coursework meeting a-g college/university admission requirements. The IS Program at Mira Loma High School currently serves between 250-300 students. Graduates from the International Studies Program collectively contribute over 8,000 hours of service in the Sacramento community annually.
Celebrating years of humanities-based academic rigor, intercultural exploration, and community service achievement.The International Passport program is designed to meet the needs of students who have not been successful in school. The Passport students might be struggling with learning English as their second language. They might have learning disabilities. There may have been circumstances that caused them to fall behind in their academics. They might have had attendance or behavioral problems that put them academically behind their peers.The one thing that all Passport students have in common is a need for a little extra support and attention so that they can be successful at Mira Loma High School.The four main goals of the Passport program are to provide support for students, to give them a sense of belonging, to give them access to full opportunities at Mira Loma and to advocate for them on campus.