JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is coming to Rufus Payne Elementary School this school year.
The Programme, which has been authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization, focuses on the child's development inside and outside of the classroom, according to a release from Duval County Public Schools.
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Kids ages three through 12 are able to participate in what the program calls a "transdisciplinary framework" with six themes:
• Who we are
• Where we are in place and time
• How we express ourselves
• How the world works
• How we organize ourselves
• Sharing the planet
These themes help teachers delve into in-depth investigations and requires a lot of student involvement.
"Congratulations to the teachers and staff at Rufus Payne Elementary for joining several of our other schools as an International Baccalaureate World School," said Superintendent Pratt-Dannals. "I am always excited to see our schools embrace opportunities such as this to continuously improve the quality of education for our students."
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