The International Baccalaureate Program in Jefferson County has been enormously successful and is one the top rated programs in the country. Next year the program will expand to include middle school students. The deadline for applications is tomorrow, May, 20, 2016.
The temporary site for the middle grades program will be at the current Pleasant Grove Middle School campus. The school plans to find a more centrally located spot in the next three years.
Jefferson County will provide limited transportation similar to the hub routes currently used by JCIB. Jefferson County is seeking the interest level of students who wish to apply to the middle grades program.
The program is still in the final stages of approval. The administrators hope to have final approval for the program within the next several weeks. JCIB was recently ranked first in Alabama and 8th in the U.S. in the 2016 Washington Post study of America's Most Challenging High Schools. The program has also been rated in the top 10 of Best High School’s in America by Newsweek many times over the last decade.
Students will be notified regarding acceptance status by June 17, 2016.
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