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School Learning Plan

International School of Beaverton

Our Story:

Established in 2006, the International School of Beaverton’s mission is to encourage students to learn through an international lens as thoughtful, compassionate world citizens. We actively embrace intellectual rigor, intercultural respect, service to our local and world communities, and the promise of a peaceful world. In pursuit of this mission ISB students are:

  • Welcomed daily into an inclusive and peaceful community of friends, mentors, and leaders.

  • Challenged academically to be independent thinkers and build a foundation for their futures.

  • Engaged personally to create a school with global perspective and local commitment.

  • Inspired creatively to believe in themselves, take risks, and elevate their voice.

 

ISB serves 872 sixth through twelfth grade students and is the home high school for 17 students attending Early College. Selected through a lottery process, our student population reflects the diversity of the Beaverton School District. Thirty-nine languages in addition to English are spoken in our students’ homes, comprising one-third of our student body. Sixty-four percent of our students report their ethnicity as other than white. This diversity is valued by and enriches our school community.

 

ISB is unique as the only public school in Oregon to offer the full 6th-12th Grade continuum of International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme. This education program is based on a standardized worldwide philosophy and curriculum. Global perspectives and critical thinking skills are emphasized and promoted throughout the curriculum. In addition, students are required to do individual research, to inquire into the theory and nature of knowledge, and to participate in community service and action projects. There are three significant IB Projects requiring independent research that ISB students complete:

  • MYP Community Project in 8th Grade

  • MYP Personal Project in 10th Grade

  • DP Extended Essay in 11th and 12th Grade

Through our focus on making International Baccalaureate programs accessible to all students and providing support throughout the programs, we strive to ensure the success of all our students during their years at ISB and in their post-secondary studies. We encourage every Senior to sit for at least 1 IB Exam. An average of 70% of our graduates earn an IB Diploma.  ISB has maintained a 100% graduation rate for several years. On average 86% of our students attend a 2 or 4 year college the fall after graduation, and 96% of these students return for their second year. 

During the 2019-20 School Year, staff development included a focus on Culturally-Responsive Teaching through participating in book groups throughout the year. This work provides a strong foundation and context for our Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist learning and growth this year.

Date of Last Revision: November 5, 2019


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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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WE Expect Excellence
  • WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
  • WE seek, support, and recognize world-class employees.
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WE Innovate
  • WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
  • WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.
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WE Embrace Equity
  • WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
  • WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.
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WE Collaborate
  • WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
  • WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.