• Parkland is an authorized IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the Career Related Programme. From the IB aims and objectives, Parkland created its magnet school theme of Internationalism, and the Arts. All students enrolled at Parkland are exposed to the rigorous standards demanded of this internationally recognized program. The IB program's philosophy is infused throughout all subject areas using the magnet school objectives: Teachers will present curriculum to students through experiential, inquiry-based, interdisciplinary lessons. Students will be required to think and reason at high levels - ask and answer analytical questions. Students will develop advanced research skills. Students will develop mastery of written and verbal communication of ideas. Faculty and staff will educate the social, physical, and cognitive well-being of each student to prepare them for involvement in community and extra-curricular activities. Students will recognize the roles and responsibilities of being a member of the International Community. Students and teachers will integrate cutting edge technology into their work products.  The magnet program is open to students from throughout Forsyth County. Transportation is provided by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to any student who fills out a Magnet School Application. Parkland's program continues the IB offerings at Speas Elementary and Paisley Magnet School's International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Students also can choose to enroll in Parkland's pre-International Baccalaureate program for ninth and 10th-graders. To be prepared for the IB Diploma Program, which begins in grade 11, students must have completed the following courses by their sophomore year: Geometry; Algebra II and/or Pre-Calculus Biology; Chemistry or Physics; Environmental Science Honors or Seminar World History and Civics and Economics Honors or Seminar English II French, German or Spanish at Level II Arts courses are recommended for those taking IB Art courses Honors or seminar courses in the subjects listed above are the best courses to prepare students for success in the IB Diploma Program. For more information about the International Baccalaureate program, go to www.ibo.org. For more information about IB at Parkland, email Ms. Margaret Powers (IB Coordinator for grades 11 and 12) at mlpowers@wsfcs.k12.nc.us or Ms. Tara Pidgeon (MYP Coordinator for grades 9 and 10) at tlpidgeon@wsfcs.k12.nc.us  or contact them via phone at 336.771.4700.
     The IB Mission Statement is an integral part of our teaching strategies as we use strategies to promote IB for All. Mission Statement:

    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.

Last Modified on September 20, 2022