Partners in Education: International Baccalaureate Program
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GREEN BAY - A relatively new program at Green Bay West High School is creating a buzz among students, teachers and parents.
The International Baccalaureate Programme is recognized all around the state -- and the country -- as a curriculum of the highest standard.
"It's a voluntary program for the students. They choose to take more rigorous courses, challenging courses," said Social Studies Teacher Josh Murnane.
Students challenge themselves with more rigorous courses, while learning how to be global citizens.
"When they leave here, it's not just Green Bay, Wisconsin. It's the rest of the world. So our classes ask them to reach further beyond our borders and explore," said IB Programme Coordinator Tara Jagler.
Students take IB courses in core classes, while taking a Theory of Knowledge courses that links it all together. They're also able to pick a specialty area of study.
"Some students will take an art class, some will take an extra science - they might take a physics or a biology," Murnane said.
"You really learn more about the world in a different perspective, and you learn about yourself and your way of thinking," said Anna Yang, a student in the program.
"If you're a student and you want to go in depth, it's definitely the route that you want to take," she said.