Celebrating over 20 years of
    successful BGHS IB Program graduates!
     • Principled    • Balanced   •  Knowledgeable     •  Caring    •    Thinkers     •   Inquirers     
    •  Open-Minded      •  Communicators     •  Reflective    •  Risk-Takers
    Bridget Romero

    Bridget Romero
    BGHS IB Program Coordinator


    The International Baccalaureate Organization

    IBO is a non-profit educational foundation based in Switzerland, that aims to develop lifelong learners who thrive and make a difference in the world around them.  The IBO provides curriculum and assessment development, teacher training and information seminars, electronics, and other services to over 8,000 participating schools in more than 159 countries with more than 1.95 million students ages 3-19 across the globe. 

    There are currently 43 IB schools in Arizona offering 62 programs from Primary Years, Middle Years, Diploma and Career-Related Program. Barry Goldwater High School received its IB DP Authorization in 2000, MYP Authorization in 2013 and soon CP Authorization.

    The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is an honors program with a comprehensive and rigorous liberal arts curriculum, leading to examinations in the junior and senior years. It is designed for the academically talented student willing to work hard in a very structured setting.   BGHS celebrates more than 20 successful years offering the IB Diploma Program to our community.

    We are proud to be just 1 of just 7 MYP Partnership schools in Arizona and currently partner with Norterra Canyon School Authorized in 2021. 

    BGHS is excited to be growing and introducing the IB Career-Related Programme with the Class of 2026.


    Ali Murray


    Ali Murray
    BGHS Gifted Specialist

    Why a Gifted Education?


    The Barry Goldwater High School International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is accepting students from the Deer Valley School District and from other districts. Our enrollment is not capped and all students who qualify for the program will be accepted. We are excited to accept students who apply to MYP/IB in 9th or 10th grades.  Students in 11th and 12th grade will be IB DP Candidates and may need to have fulfilled Pre-IB DP requirements to be considered. For more information, please contact us.


      International Baccalaureate Program
     Interested in the IB program? 
    FOR Questions or more information, contact the IB Office:



    Erika Torres

    IB DP CAS & EE Coordinator

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