Building and Maintaining IB Excellence


CAWS, the Association of IB World Schools, represents IB Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programmes in public and private schools throughout California and Nevada.

Over the past nineteen years CAWS has served as an information conduit for California IB schools and their communities and as a liaison to the International Baccalaureate. To support the continued growth of the IB in California, the association has secured recognition and college credit for the 30 point IB Diploma from the University of California. It has sponsored successful state legislation to provide funding for teacher training in Diploma schools, and to those schools establishing a Middle Years Programme. Each summer CAWS provides authorized IB training workshops for Diploma/MYP/PYP teachers. Scholarships totaling $17,000 are given yearly to students and teachers from all three IB Programmes.

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Council of International Schools Annual College Fair - French American International School
Sunday, September 14, 2014
San Francisco, CA

“College and Career Readiness – Where IB, Common Core, and AVID Meet” Keynoters - Bob Poole IBA Vancouver, and Rob Gira, Executive Director, AVID

CAWS Fall Forum
Monday, October 27, 2014
Sacramento, CA, Sheraton Grand Hotel

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