students may soon have the opportunity to pursue a rigorous International Baccalaureate program starting in the 2013-2014 school year.
2Press Papers reported that Avon Lake's high school will join with Westlake and Berea school districts to offer an International Baccalaureate (IB) program, a challenging curriculum that impresses college admissions offices.
“Looking at adding an International Baccalaureate diploma opportunity for our kids is a logical extension of what we’re already doing,” Avon Lake City Schools Superintendent Bob Scott said. “If you look at Avon Lake City Schools in especially the last five years or so, we really have embraced the concept of preparing kids to be successful at the next level, whatever that might be.
The classes are as challenging as an Advanced Placement class, Westlake City Schools Superintendent Dan Keenan told 2 Press Papers, but the difference is an IB diploma is obtained when the students take all the classes combined, essentially surrounding a thesis.