The Rotary Club of Lakewood has been steadily making progress in getting the International Baccalaureate Program into the Clover Park School District.
August 27 the school board will have a study session to develop questions about IB. At this point they still need more information on the costs and benefits of implementing the program. They also need to make a decision on which school they would have the IB Program in.
The September 24th board meeting (open to the public) will have people from other IB institutions present to ask questions to help satisfy their need to know. Please attend this board meeting to show your support.
As of this date, all board members have voted to send in the “Intent to Apply,” but it may not be this year as they feel they need more study. All three candidates who are running for Carole Jacobs position, including herself, have stated that they favor the IB program at present.
If you have access to the May 28, 2007 Newsweek, please read the article about the top 100 high schools in the nation. 42 of the top 100 were IB schools!
There is a misunderstanding that the school can teach only AP or IB. That is not true. AP and IB are often taught together, by the same teacher using the same textbooks. The difference is IB holds the teachers and testing to much higher standards.
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If you have any questions please call me at 253-228-0134.
For the Rotary Club of Lakewood,
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