The Detroit News: More Metro Detroit school districts creating International Baccalaureate programs
Some Metro Detroit school districts are starting to create their own International Baccalaureate programs to enhance academic offerings and save money, according to a report in The Detroit News.
In Washtenaw County, seven school districts are set to begin sending students to the Washtenaw International High School in the fall, which will teach the International Baccalaureate curriculum. The high school is part of a consortium started by the Washtenaw Intermediate School District.
Today's report in the Detroit News stated many school districts in Metro Detroit have opted to start their own IB programs instead of funding the International Academy of Bloomfield Hills with their students.
This is similar to the route Dexter Community Schools took when deciding to create their own IB program instead of joining in the WISD consortium.
The Washtenaw International High School is set to open for the 2011-12 school year in the former East Middle School building in Ypsilanti. The school will hold 600 students with 150 students joining in each of the school’s first four years. The allotment for students will be determined according to the size of each school district.
To read The Detroit News report, click here.