IB offers programmes for the primary years (ages 3-12), the middle years (ages 11-16), and a diploma programme for the final two years of high school. IB programmes emphasize intellectual rigor and high standards, international understanding and responsible citizenship, and careful assessment based on a comprehensive curriculum.
IB has been used successfully with gifted and talented students. The University of Wisconsin Extension telecourse, Educating Able Learners, includes an interview with a high-school student in Wisconsin who has completed an IB programme. Copies of the telecourse tapes are available through UW-Extension. For more information write to School of Education, Madison Education Extension Programs, Box 1, Suite 409, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706-1398.