The International Baccalaureate Organization 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 IBO 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.
The American Indian Academy in partnership with McKinleyville High School offers a course of study to provide a relevant high school education to students interested in learning more about Native American culture. This academy is focused to meet the needs of the American Indian population in the Humboldt region. Working cooperatively with parents, students, extended families and other Tribal and community partners a culturally integrated learning environment will be created.l The curriculum will be constrcted to include:
- Utilization of local tribe culture, language, history, governance and knowledge in subjects.
- Increased linkages between school activities, the workplace and higher education.
- Career counseling to ensure student transition to work or higher education.
- Strong content focus that meets and/or exceeds California’s established performance standards.