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Decatur High reports success with first group of IB graduates

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Decatur High reports success with first group of IB graduates

The front steps of Decatur High School. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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The front steps of Decatur High School. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The front steps of Decatur High School. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Decatur High recently graduated its first students to receive diplomas under the International Baccalaureate program and school officials say the program has been successful.

The report on the recent class of IB graduates is attached to the School Board’s Aug. 11 meeting agenda. IB is generally considered a more rigorous program than the traditional course work for high school students. It is considered helpful to students who are applying for college. It encourages cultural awareness among students through learning of a second language. According to the International Baccalaureate Organization, more than 1 million students participate in IB programs around the world.

Decatur High reports that 116 students registered for IB assessments, and 75 percent of the candidates earned an IB diploma.

“In all, 20 percent of DHS’s class of 2015 earned an IB Diploma,” the report says.

Here is the full report on Decatur’s first class of IB graduates.

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