An informational meeting for students and parents of eighth-graders interested in joining the International Baccalaureate Program will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 at Ironwood High School at 6051 W. Sweetwater Avenue, in Room 400.
Ironwood High School was approved as an IB school in 2005 and had its first IB diploma recipients in 2007. This program has awarded students with many scholarships and opportunities to attend prestigious universities.
The program begins in the students’ freshman year in the AIM program and then moves into the IB program, which starts their junior year. Students who do not live in Ironwood High School attendance boundaries are still welcome to join the program on a variance.
The program is rigorous and requires hard work and dedication. Most students receive a considerable amount of college credits, but they will need to contact their specific university for course requirements.
Peoria Unified, located in the Northwest Valley, serves more than 37,000 students in 34 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school. With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 95 percent high school graduation rate.
It is one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs.