JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Three new International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools have been designated for Duval County.
Ed White, Terry Parker, Wolfson high schools received their authorization letters this week announcing their acceptance to implement the IB program for students.
The program is a rigorous, internationally recognized pre-university course of study for highly motivated students, according to a news release from Jill Johnson, spokesperson for Duval County Public Schools.
These schools received this distinction because of their dedicated teachers, administrators, counselors and clerks who contribute a deal of time and effort to this process, Johnson said.
Ed White, Wolfson and Terry Parker joining the IB Program now brings the total number of Duval County Public Schools with IB programs to 6. The other three are Paxon, Ribault and Stanton.
In preparation for the program's authorization, teachers and administrators attended workshops and trainings. In addition, they had to write course outlines for subjects in preparation for the program.
Afterwards, the schools underwent verification visits from consultants. The schools had to pass the verification visit in order to be accepted into the program.
Students will be able to participate in Ed White, Terry Parker and Wolfson's IB Programs next school year.
First Coast News