Several APS schools recently celebrated International Baccalaureate Day with students, staff, parents and community members to highlight the accomplishments of IB students and honor the diversity of the community. IB Americas Director Drew Deutsch even traveled from Washington D.C. to visit Gateway and Hinkley high schools and partake in the festivities.
International Baccalaureate is a non-profit organization that offers rigorous curriculum promoting the personal and academic growth of students. IB schools develop students into virtuous citizens who value the differences of others. IB is comprised of three programmes: primary years, middle years and diploma.
At Gateway, Middle Years Programme students kicked off the event with presentations of their personal projects and extended essays. Afterward, folks gathered to enjoy international entertainment and delicious dishes native to the homelands of El Salvador, Eritrea, Gyoza and more. The event topped off with an award ceremony to commend IB students for their hard work and dedication to the programme.
“We hope our IB students have a better understanding of different perspectives, which can strengthen their own passions,” said Gateway High School MYP Coordinator/Instructional Coach Michael Corrado. “We also hope that our students learn to celebrate the diversity not only around them, but within them, as well.”
APS applauds all of our International Baccalaureate students for a job well done.