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Plantation Middle School Receives International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Plantation Middle School has become the newest member of an ever-growing global community of schools offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) in 144 different countries.

The IB has a positive impact on students, schools and their wider communities with learning going well beyond the classroom. Its unique and innovative approach to learning means both students and teachers are genuinely engaged with the programs and benefit from being a part of an unparalleled global network. Students are able to participate in international conferences and educators work with their peers internationally to ensure that the IB remains at the cutting edge of international education.

“We wanted to offer our students a more holistic education, which will instill in them the skills, knowledge and outlook to succeed in the 21st century, both in their local community and in the wider world,” said Plantation Middle School Principal Patricia Hague. “At the same time, we wanted to give our teachers the opportunity to be a part of an international network of experts leading the field in education. We are delighted to become an IB World School, and we look forward to reaping the many benefits of the program.”

“That Plantation Middle School has now successfully completed the authorization process and can now start offering the IB, marks an exciting time, and more importantly, for the students who will benefit from an IB education,” said Drew Deutsch, director, IB America, International Baccalaureate. 

About the International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate is a not-for profit foundation, which offers four high quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools. For over 40 years, IB programmes have gained a reputation for their high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalised 21st century, and for helping to develop the citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world. Founded in 1968, currently there are over 1 million IB students at 3,800 schools in 147 countries across the world.  
For information about the number of IB World Schools and programmes offered in The Americas, please visit: http://www.ibo.org/en/about-the-ib/the-ib-by-country/.


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