IB at Carter Lake

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program

Carter Lake Elementary has been accepted as a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program.


The IB program is a framework for an international education. At an IB school, how you learn and why you are learning is as important as what study in school. Students at an IB School learn through inquiry, action and reflection.

International Baccalaureate Program at Carter Lake

The IB program will bring the following exciting changes to Carter Lake:

  • Students will have the opportunity to participate in Spanish class two times a week
  • A large portion of the teaching and learning will take place within units of inquiry
  • Students will be expected to take action as a part of their learning


Many things will remain unchanged:

  • Carter Lake will continue to teach the Council Bluffs Community School District curriculum
  • The teaching staff will remain the same
  • School calendar
  • School hours

Erin Schoening, PYP Coordinator

For questions or to learn more about the International Baccalaureate Program at Carter Lake, contact Erin Schoening