Global Initiatives - Scholars, IB, & Sister Schools
The Global Initiatives Program is made up of three components: the International Baccalaureate Program (IB), the DCDS Global Scholars Program, and the DCDS Global Communities Program. The IB and Global Scholars Programs are two-year curriculum based programs offered to juniors and seniors, whereas the Global Communities Program is open to all students, grades 9 - 12. Regardless of which component(s) students choose to pursue, they have the opportunity to study and view the world more globally, be it through world languages, literature, science, history, math, or the arts.
The purpose of the Global Initiatives Program is to provide opportunities for students to have a unique educational experience. DCDS strives to do this by encouraging students to learn by experience and by helping them look at the world in a broader context. They will become more active, more informed, and more empathetic learners and members of our global community. They will reach beyond the classroom to learn, engage, and create at a more comprehensive and global level.
Each tab below gives links to the general information on each element of the DCDS Global Initiatives program. Contact Dr. Julie Burns-Ross at JBurns-Ross@dcds.edu for more information.
- Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winning author
- Christo Brand (South Africa), former warder for Nelson Mandela and author
- Thomas Sparrow (Germany), political correspondent for the German news channel Deutsche Welle