The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. As IB learners, we strive to be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective.
Thinkers exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems and make reasoned ethical decisions. Abby Whitmer has been nominated and recognized as a thinker.
Communicators 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 with others. Luis Rivera has been nominated and recognized as a communicator.
Open-minded 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. Julia Norton has been nominated and recognized as an open-minded student.
Caring 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 in the lives of others and to the environment. Ryan Weinstein was nominated and recognized as caring.
Risk-takers 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 their beliefs. Edwin Alvarado has been nominated and recognized as a risk-taker.
A Huge Thank you...
Since we can't give interested prospective students and families live tours these students created our virtual tour which will be posted on our website for all to enjoy. Tour Guides: Sereniti Johnson & Kade Katzenmeier Filmer: Anaiz Daniels and Edits by all 3! The Mesa Academy Virtual Tour video will be available on our school website for all to view.
Created with images by ds_30 - "magnet blank reminder" • HVesna - "nurse mask surgical mask covid-19" • Luke Michael - "Red, White & Blue" • OctavY - "metal headset war" • Wokandapix - "teach education school" • MabelAmber - "dock feet footwear" • StartupStockPhotos - "programming developing startup" • ColiN00B - "light bulb idea creativity" • stux - "luggage travel sunlight" • takazart - "symphony orchestra concert philharmonic hall" • RyanMcGuire - "thank you neon lights neon"