MINNEAPOLIS (March 23, 2012) — Patrick Henry High School has received authorization to begin offering the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP), serving students in ninth through tenth grades. The IB Program is an international educational program that is designed to increase all students’ learning with a global perspective.
Authorization to become an IB World School is an intensive process that typically takes three years and includes site visits by an IB team to assure high standards of excellence. The IB-MYP provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world and become critical and reflective thinkers.
Students who enrolled in IB courses during middle school may continue their IB education during their first two years of high school at Patrick Henry prior to entering the two-year IB Diploma Programme (DP) in eleventh grade. Through the IB-DP, students can gain an IB Diploma in addition to their high school diploma. Most colleges and universities award college credit for IB courses and/or approved IB exam scores.
“Patrick Henry has not only earned the prestigious authorization as an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme school, but has also created a strong instructional program to immensely benefit our students and families,” said Paula Palmer, coordinator of IB programs for MPS.
Authorized MPS IB programs include Elizabeth Hall International Elementary and Whittier International Elementary offering the IB Primary Years Programme; Northeast Middle School/Patrick Henry High School and Anwatin Middle School/Southwest High School offering the IB Middle Years Programme; Edison High School, North High School, Patrick Henry High School, Roosevelt High School, Southwest High School and Washburn High School offering the IB Diploma Programme; and Patrick Henry High School and Roosevelt High School offering the IB Career-related Certificate.