By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
All South Snohomish County and North King County high-achieving middle school students and their parents have an opportunity to find out about a unique high school program that prepares students for success in college.
There will be informational meetings for all interested 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students and their parents at the Northshore Performing Arts Center in Bothell as follows:
IB Class of 2018 (current 9th-grade students)
Thursday, January 29th, 2015, @ 6:30 pm.
IB Classes of 2019 and 2020 (current 7th- and 8th-grade students)
Thursday, February 5th, 2015, @ 6:30 pm.
The IB program is an internationally oriented course of study, which is recognized by many universities around the world, hence the “International” aspect of the program. Many public high schools have become certified to offer IB programs in an effort to provide their students with college level coursework that competes with private schools.
According to Inglemoor High School’s IB Program website, “There are studies that show that students taking one or more IB classes and assessments are twice as likely to graduate from college on time than those students that did not take college level classes.”
The IB program is not offered in the Everett School District, but is offered at a number of neighboring school districts including the Northshore School District, the Edmonds School District, the Bellevue School District, and the Seattle School District.
Only the IB program at Inglemoor High School is open to students in surrounding school districts at the present time.
Inglemoor High School has been offering their IB program since January 1997. According to the Inglemoor High School website, “Over 15% of Inglemoor students are seeking the IB Diploma and over 50% are involved in one or more IB classes.”
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