International Baccalaureate Programme at Longview ISD

Longview ISD wants to create well-educated, globally minded citizens ready to give back to the world. To reach this goal, the district is working toward bringing the International Baccalaureate (IB) program to all district campuses.

IB is an international organization for students ages 3 to 19. Its four programs are designed to teach students to think critically and independently. Recognized worldwide, IB is a demanding college preparatory curriculum in the classical liberal arts.

Longview ISD is one of the only districts in the country that offers an IB program from elementary through high school.

"What's more, most parents in Texas have to pay for the same opportunity," said Linda Buie, Longview High School Dean of Instruction. "So not only do we offer IB from elementary through graduation, but we offer it free of charge to any Longview student who wants to take it."

Longview High School graduated its first IB seniors in 2011 and Buie said the program continues to grow each year.

"If you look at the names of these IB graduates, and look at the things they're doing now, it's really quite remarkable," she said. "These young people are going to change the world."

LISD currently has the Diploma Programme at Longview High School for students in 11th and 12th grades, as well as the Primary and Middle Programmes at J.L. Everhart Elementary and Forest Park Middle respectively.

The programs at middle, elementary and primary campuses are not a curriculum, but rather a framework for teaching the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. That framework works with Montessori or science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics campuses.

For more information about the district's International Baccalaureate program visit the website here or call (903) 663-7164

IB Programs

Wed Jan 1, 2020

Longview ISD wants to create well-educated, globally minded citizens ready to give back to the world. To reach this goal, the district is working toward bringing the International Baccalaureate (IB) program to all district campuses.

IB is an international organization for students ages 3 to 19. Its four programs are designed to teach students to think critically and independently. Recognized worldwide, IB is a demanding college preparatory curriculum in the classical liberal arts.

Longview ISD is one of the only districts in the country that offers an IB program from elementary through high school.

"What's more, most parents in Texas have to pay for the same opportunity," said Linda Buie, Longview High School Dean of Instruction. "So not only do we offer IB from elementary through graduation, but we offer it free of charge to any Longview student who wants to take it."

Longview High School graduated its first IB seniors in 2011 and Buie said the program continues to grow each year.

"If you look at the names of these IB graduates, and look at the things they're doing now, it's really quite remarkable," she said. "These young people are going to change the world."

LISD currently has the Diploma Programme at Longview High School for students in 11th and 12th grades, as well as the Primary and Middle Programmes at J.L. Everhart Elementary and Forest Park Middle respectively.

The programs at middle, elementary and primary campuses are not a curriculum, but rather a framework for teaching the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. That framework works with Montessori or science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics campuses.

For more information about the district's International Baccalaureate program visit the website here or call (903) 663-7164