What is IB?

  • IB stands for International Baccalaureate. The International Baccalaureate is an international organization that provides a framework for quality instruction that sets students up for success in school, college, work, and beyond. Students graduating from IB programmes develop skills that enable them to succeed in their paths while building intercultural mindedness and respect. 

    Our Mission Statement

    Gilbert A Dater High School aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and compassionate critical thinkers who help create a better, more peaceful world through international-mindedness. Our schools encourage students to become active and lifelong learners equipped to solve problems in a global community.

    IB Programmes

    The IB has four distinct programmes ranging from pre-k to 12th grade. The PYP, or Primary Years Programme, is for students in pre-K through 5th grades. Grades 6 through 10 use the MYP, or Middle Years Programme, while grades 11 and 12 have access to the Diploma Programmes (DP) and Career-related Programmes(CP).  Dater High School is in the last phase of accreditation for the MYP, with plans to add the DP and CP. Our partner school, Roberts Academy, is also in the last phase of accreditation for the MYP and has plans to add the PYP  programmes to offer the full IB continuum. 

    Why is IB unique?

    The IB continuum of programmes helps our schools:

    • Build a caring school culture with increased attention to social and emotional learning
    • Connect learning across subject areas
    • Adapt to the context of our community
    • Increase students’ abilities to think critically
    • Prepare students for life beyond our walls
    • Students participating in the IB are accepted into college at a higher rate than in other programs, and once in college, they have higher retention rates. 

    Developing our students and our school culture through IB learner profiles

    “The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others, and the world around them.”

    At Gilbert A Dater High School, we strive to develop students who exhibit these qualities in the classroom. Each month, we focus on one Learner Profile Attribute. 

    Learner Profile

    Learner Profile Activities for students and parents
    Actividades acerca del Perfil de Aprendizaje para Padres y Alumnos
    Learner Profiles
    Learner Profiles ES

    IB Policies

    Inclusion Policy
    Academic Honesty Policy
    Language Policy
    Assessment Policy

    Learn more about IB
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    Daniel Bird IB Coordinator








    Daniel Bird, Dater IB Coordinator

    I began my career in education at Roberts Academy in 2010 as a paraprofessional for our English as a Second Language program. Then, loving what I was doing, I returned to school to become a teacher. I taught English and social studies, supported our English speakers of other languages, and taught students with limited English who had just arrived in the United States. For the past four years, however, I have aimed to positively impact the larger school community through my roles as the Global Community Coordinator and, more recently, the International Baccalaureate Coordinator at Gilbert A Dater High school and Roberts Academy. Through these roles, I want to help construct a school environment that prepares our students for success in whatever path they choose while also connecting them with and respecting all of the diverse cultures which make our schools great. 

    Contact me at birddan@cpsboe.k12.oh.us to learn more!