Focus Area: IB Infused Teaching and Learning

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FCCPS will provide all students, PreK-12, opportunities for growth and agency within the International Baccalaureate (IB) infused curriculum. Using research-based instructional best practices and an inclusive global lens, educators will provide choice and actively engage students in learning and service.

KEY ACTION: Create innovative opportunities for learning and growth tied to the IB Learner Profile.

2022-23 Implementation
2023-24 Refinement
2025-26 Embedded

Success Looks Like This

Year Two (2023-24)

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By June 2024 the intial cohort to Juniors will complete the first year of the IB Career-related Programme.


  • The first cohort of Career-Related Program students are currently enrolled in classes and planning field trips to businesses and locales focusing on collaboration and communication by 2024.

Evidence and Performance Metrics

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By June 2024, FCCPS will implement sustainable thinking across the curriculum in line with IB standards and practices.


  • Meridian High School is using Stable Block to offer students service learning opportunities related to sustainability.

  • A Sustainability Fair was held November 13, 2023 at Meridian High School

  • All 8th grade MYP Community Projects at Mary Ellen Henderson MIddle School community projects are connected to sustainability. 

  • 37 students qualified for national service recognition connected to sustainability

Evidence and Performance Metrics

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Meridian students harvesting.

Year One (2022-23)

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In October 2023 FCCPS will present the first IB Continuum Conference: Communicating and Collaborating Across the Continuum


  • IB teachers, coordinators, and administrators from 15 districts and two private schools, representing six states and Washington, D.C. attended the conference.

  • This was the first conference to invite IB continuum school divisions and IB partnership schools to come together to build community, collaborate, and strengthen all IB programmes (PYP, MYP, DP, CP) across the K-12 continuum.

  • FCCPS staff planned the conference, presented many of the sessions, and participated in sessions.

Evidence and Performance Metrics

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Attendees at the first IB Continuum Conference representing their school or distrcit.

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By June 2023 FCCPS will implement grading & reporting changes at all grade levels.


  • Secondary team is engaged in monthly Professional Learning about Grading and Reporting.

  • At the end of the first grading period, Mount  Daniel and Oak Street Elementary Schools  debuted new report cards infused with the IB Framework.

  • New elementary report card was used throughout school year at Mt. Daniel and Oak Street Elementary Schools. Staff provided feedback and the committee met to review feedback and to make adjustments/tweak. Minor adjustments will be shared prior to the 23-24 School Year.

  • In October 2023 K-5 report cards were emailed for the first time. Parents were required to sign and return a form.

Evidence & Performance Measurements

Sample Elementary Report Card

Oak Street Elementary Report Card

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By June 2023 implement systems recognizing students for notable achievements in IB Learner Profile traits at all schools.


  • In September 2022, Meridian High School began recognizing students and staff for demonstrating Learner Profile attributes on a monthly basis. Mary Ellen Henderson had this practice in place.

  • Mount Daniel and Oak Street Elementary Schools continue to recognize students for demonstrating Learner Profile attributes .

Evidence & Performance Measurements

MHS Caring Award

Example of the Meridian High School Learner Profile Award.

Learner Profile Awards at MEHMS

Example of Learner Profile Award at MEHMS.

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By June 2023 complete a successful IB program development support visit of Jessie Thackrey Preschool


  • Throughout Fall 2022, the Elementary PYP Coordinator worked with JTP staff members to enroll them in IB trainings.

  • The Director of Early Childhood Education and the Elementary PYP Coordinator communicated with the International Baccalaureate to schedule IB program development support visit prior to the end of the 2022-23 school year.

  • As of May 2023, Jessie Thackrey's PreK classes are authorized to offer the Primary Years Program and have joined the FCCPS IB Continuum.

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By June 2023, staff members leading the FCCPS Academy for Sustainability Thinking will implement recognition in line with IB program requirements for Meridian High School students. FCCPS will establish partnerships with neighboring jurisdictions to plan and develop an academic school year Governor’s School program (grades 9-12) within FCCPS.


  • Beginning in Fall 2022, sustainability recognition requirements and opportunities are communicated to students through Stable group and Sustainability in Action meetings.

  • In December 2022, FCCPS leadership met with senior leaders from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to discuss forming a partnership to create an Academy for Sustainable Thinking. FCPS expressed an interest in forging a partnership with FCCPS. Work continues towards the launch of an Academy for Sustainable Thinking.

  • In December 2022, Innerview, a service learning platform, was launched for non-DP high school students to document service learning connected to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 68 MHS students received National Community Service Awards from the UN for their volunteer work supporting the Sustainable Development Goals..

  • 26 MHS students earned "Sustainability In Action" recognition for connecting coursework, capstone projects and service through lens of sustainability.

  • Rooftop Solar Panel installed in Fall 2023 included student learning and participation in Ribbon Cutting.

Evidence & Performance Measurements

Innerview Community Service Graphic

InnerView is an app that allows students to identify volunteer opportunities in the community and track their volunteer hours.

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By June 2023, the IB Career-related Programme will be fully authorized and the initial cohort of juniors will be registered.


  • IB Career-related Programme Parent Information sessions held December 2022 and January 2023.

  • Student Information sessions included in the 2023 Curriculum Fair.

  • During Spring 2023, teachers will be planning IB Personal and Professional Skills curriculum curriculum and attending training.

  • Meridian High School hosted a CP Authorization visit in June 2023.

  • The initial cohort of approximately 15 students will be enrolled for the 2023-24 School Year.

Evidence & Performance Measurements

IB Career-related Programme Webpage

Career-Related Programme WebPage