Des Moines Public Schools offers the IB Diploma Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Primary Years Programme
International Baccalaureate programmes aim to go beyond traditional curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to use their knowledge and skills to take meaningful action within and beyond their communities.
At DMPS we are committed to developing students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Des Moines Schools International Baccalaureate Focus Areas
The DMPS IB Focus Areas were developed by Des Moines Public Schools and are derived from the International Baccalaureate Standards and Practices. The seven IB Focus Areas were determined through the categorization of IB Standards and Practices and set the standard for a high-quality IB education at DMPS. This tool can be used to support articulation of IB teaching and learning, professional development, monitoring of implementation, and reflection. Individual Focus Areas include reference to specific IB standards and practices, a desired result of implementation, examples of student evidence, and teacher action. In addition to the resources below, other tools to support coaching for implementation around the DMPS IB Focus Areas are also available.