IB Program Offers Challenging, College Level Classes For Quaker Students
Eastern’s academic reputation has been strengthened in recent years with the addition of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program which offers challenging, college level classes for juniors and seniors.
The International Baccalaureate Program is one of the most highly respected educational programs in the world.
The IB program is a non-profit educational foundation focused on students aged 3 to 19. Its charter is to develop intellectual, emotional and social skills to enable graduates to better live and learn in an ever-changing world.
Established in the late 1960s, this international education project aims to motivate students to become creative thinkers and problem-solvers with a multicultural perspective and knowledge of the world around them.
Participants can choose courses in 6 subject areas (language/literature, individuals/societies, math/computer science, the arts, experimental sciences, and foreign language).
Those who get qualifying scores on the year-end exams are awarded an IB diploma at the end of their senior year, while students who elect to take fewer courses can earn an IB certificate.
Successful graduates of the IB Program can qualify for advanced college credit and earn admission to any college in the United States or the participating foreign countries.
Lansing Eastern High School is the only IB school in Lansing… and was the 5th of only sixteen in the state of Michigan! Because we are the only IB school in town, Eastern is in the enviable position of attracting outstanding students from other school districts who wish to participate in the IB program.
Currently, there are 3,925 schools in 141 countries certified to offer the IB program.
And, it should be mentioned, the International Baccalaureate Program certification is not transferable.
Lansing’s Post Oak Elementary School recently qualified as a primary IB school with an emphasis on Chinese language and culture, while Pattengill is in the process of becoming an IB school for middle schoolers.