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IB Staff

Bob Colera, Coordinator

626–815–3509

 

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Jessica Poole, CAS Coordinator

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Lanae Harper, Extended Essay Coordinator

Language & Literature HL Yr.2

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Michelle Rodriguez, Theory of Knowledge Coordinator

Language & Literature HL Yr.1

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Ifeyinwa Aladiume, SL Physics

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Esther Campos-Ball, History of the Americas HL

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Alexis Garcia, HL Biology

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Sal Guerrero, SL Math Analysis

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Jordan Joyce, SL Visual Arts

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Cliff Korzep, SL Pyschology

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Blanca Licon, SL Spanish

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Douglas McKenna, SL Music

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Tim Thiel, SL Math Applications

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Andrea Vogel, HL Spanish

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Rodrigue Yonga, SL French

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ABout IB

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Schools must be authorized, by the IB organization, to offer any of the programmes.

The IB has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement. We work with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

Students at International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are given a unique education.

They will:

  • be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
  • take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
  • become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
  • be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

University Admission

The International Baccalaureate® (IB), and the Diploma Programme (DP) in particular, enjoys a high level of respect and recognition among the world’s higher education institutions. For students, success in the IB often results in advanced standing, course credit, scholarships, and other admissions related benefits at many universities.

The IB works with the higher education community to ensure IB students get the recognition they have earned, as well as to examine and further develop our programmes to make sure we continue to offer the best preparation for university studies and life beyond.

Why should you join IB?
Frequently Asked Questions

If I IB do I have to attend international Universities? 

No.  But being an IB diploma student will make being accepted to international as well as US universities more likely to happen.  All data show that universities accept IB graduates at a high rate.  Highly selective universities are especially happy to see IB students.

Is being in the Pre-IB course pathway required? 

No.  But there are some prerequisites, having completed two years of either French or Spanish (or an equivalent) is one such requirement. 

If I’m in Pre-IB, do I have to take IB my junior and senior year?

No.  We have many students who attend Azusa High School, begin in Pre-IB and decide to go to our Engineering pathway or another course of study.  Pre-IB, like IB prepares you to be a better student, not in just one pathway but in all pathways.

IB Curriculum

Students will take classes that would already be part of their academic plan- English, math, science, world language, art,  history- but will be taught at more intellectual level. These courses will have culminating exams that are graded in other countries to ensure that students are indeed meeting international standards and not simply American standards for high school graduation. 

 

IB Art Studio

IB Biology

IB English Language and Literature

IB French

IB History of the Americas

IB Math

IB Math Studies

IB Music Theory

IB Physics

IB Psychology

IB Spanish Language

IB Theory of Knowledge

IB U.S. History