East Sac schools lay groundwork for International Baccalaureate (IB) programs
Caleb Greenwood, Kit Carson to begin exciting new phase in fall 2013

SCUSD is launching a kindergarten-through-12th grade International Baccalaureate (IB) track at Caleb Greenwood K-8 School and Kit Carson Middle School in East Sacramento, providing the community with a rigorous educational program designed to inspire children to become passionate learners.

The program will complement the successful IB Diploma Program at Luther Burbank High School in South Sacramento.

IB “World Schools” and IB high school programs are challenging, project-based learning environments in which children are encouraged to become passionate learners fully connected to the rapidly changing world in which we live.

IB has a proven track record of high academic success for students in 3,400 schools in 141 countries across the globe. Because of its success, IB is one of the fastest growing educational programs on the planet.

Research shows that students who graduate from IB programs are better prepared for college and careers and have the highest GPAs in four-year university freshmen classes.

IB’s mission statement is: “The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through inter-cultural understanding and respect.”

The transition to this innovative model of learning is being phased in gradually  as SCUSD lays the groundwork to meet IB’s high standards of quality for classroom instruction and curriculum.

IB has three programs: Primary Years (K-6), Middle Years (7-10) and the Diploma Program (11-12). Caleb Greenwood will open as a Primary Years Candidate Program and Kit Carson as a Middle Years Candidate Program in in September 2013. Kit Carson will expand to include a Diploma Candidate Program in 2015-16.

Learn more about Caleb Greenwood’s IB transition during visitation days this Wednesday and Thursday (December 12 and 13). Click here for more information.