The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common
humanity, shared guardianship of the planet and help to create a better and more peaceful world. The basis for such a foundation begins with the IB Learner Profile. Each of the Learner Profiles are taught, encouraged, modeled and recognized throughout the DCC community.
IB students develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and
research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained
throughout their lives.
IB students explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing,
they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
IB students exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach
complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
IB students understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more
than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration
IB students act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity
of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that
IB students understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to
the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and
evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
IB students show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have
a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
IB students approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have
the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending
IB students understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal
well-being for themselves and others.
IB students are active participants in a wide range of aspects of campus life, as well as focusing on their
IB students give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and
understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.