IB at Olson

Olson was recently authorized as an IB World School! We are excited to join this network of schools because we know that by providing this robust IB pathway to the northside high schools, our students will be more likely to succeed in accomplishing their future goals.

So far about 80% of the Olson teachers and administrators have completed "Official" IB training and several more will complete the required training throughout this year and summer. In addition, all staff are receiving building-wide professional development on the IB philosophy and other components of the program. This learning includes interacting with the IB Learner Profile and creating curriculum that is rigorous and culturally/linguistically relevant for each and every student. Our IB program will also integrate with the My Story, My Brilliance interdisciplinary project at every grade level. We are excited to bring this rigorous program to Olson Middle School!