About International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

The IB learner profile represents ten attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.

The extended essay (EE) requires students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying. The world studies EE option allows students to focus on a topic of global significance, which they examine through the lens of at least two DP subjects. Theory of knowledge (TOK) develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction. Creativity, activity, and service (CAS) emphasizes helping students to develop their own identities in accordance with the ethical principles embodied in the IB mission statement and the IB learner profile. 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, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmer of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmers encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.


The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

• Created and assessed by the EQAO (Education Quality and Accountability Office)
• Evaluates language skills based on the Ontario Curriculum expectations at the Grade 9 level
• LIA offers Literacy Test preparation classes after school
• LIA holds a Mock Literacy test prior to the OSSLT to ensure students are prepared for testing

Community Service

• Students must complete 40* hours of community service
• May be completed at any time during their high school years
• Service may take place in businesses, nonprofits, public sector institutions, and informal settings
*based on year of entry: grade 9/10 – 40 hours, grade 11 – 30 hours, grade 12 – 20 hours