James River

No IB for middle, high school? Other options emerging

No IB for middle, high school? Other options emerging

In the 10 years since James River Elementary officially established the International Baccalaureate Programme, hundreds of students have emerged from the division's only elementary-level school choice program.

That internationally focused education curriculum, from which students leave with a second language and broader cultural awareness, is limited to kindergarteners through fifth graders at James River. Despite talks over the last decade, Williamsburg-James City County hasn't expanded IB to the middle or high school level.

IB is an international organization that offers educational curricula, called programmes, from kindergarten to 12th grade. Its mission is to promote...

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