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The IB Schools of North Carolina are an association of schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization.  

News from IBSNC!

New IBSNC Grants!

Staff at IBSNC member schools can apply for grants–up to $500–for materials and resources to be used in teaching IB.  You can access the application at the menu link above or by clicking here.  The deadline for submission is 12 October 2020.

Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of the Wynn Cherry Memorial Scholarship!

The Wynn Cherry Memorial Scholarship honors the work and vision of Dr. Wynn Cherry, a former Diploma Programme coordinator and president of the IB Schools of North Carolina.

The Wynn Cherry Scholarship of $500 is awarded to three graduating seniors from IB schools of North Carolina who exemplify the spirit of the IB and of Wynn Cherry through their commitment to International Mindedness, the IB Learner Profile, and the IB Mission Statement.

The following graduates are the recipients of the award this year.

    • Mennah Alkaissi from Broughton High School
    • Abigail Glazener from Parkland High School
    • Gustavo Gonzalez from East Mecklenburg High School

Congratulations to the recipients of IBSNC’s first grants to IB staff!
  • Rhonda Higgins, Parkland High School–Making IB Spanish Dynamic!
  • Mary Hooks, Weddington Hills Elementary School–Global Goals Media Collection

THANK YOU to the UNC Board of Governors for approving automatic college credit for IB exams! Beginning with new students in fall 2020, all HL scores of 4 and SL scores of 5 receive credit in the UNC system!
Just over a year ago the UNC System Board of Governors voted in a policy of uniform college credit for students who score a 3 or higher on all AP exams.  That policy went into effect this year.   When we learned of this new initiative, IB Schools of NC (IBSNC) began a process of lobbying the UNC Board of Governors  to offer equivalent recognition for the  thousands of IB exams our students take across North Carolina every.  IBSNC recently received confirmation that the UNC Board voted in a policy that offers well-deserved credit for the exams our IB students are taking.  The policy recognizes success on both Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL) exams.  The policy is effective immediately and will cover the exams for IB graduates of this year’s class of 2020.
For more information, please see the  UNC Board of Governors Policy links below:

The mission of the IBO:

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, government and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IBSNC is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Contact us at

201 N. McDowell St. #32622

Charlotte, NC  28232  USA


(980) 239-7547