Friday, January 6, 2012

STEM Academy -1st IB school in Chester county!

The International Baccalaureate Organization has named the Downingtown STEM Academy an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The STEM Academy is the first IB World School in Chester County and will be the first high school in the nation to offer an IB program with STEM pathways.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a global model for schools that aim to engage students in a rigorous academic program with an emphasis on 21st Century learning: critical thinking skills and communication skills.  The IB Diploma Programme challenges students to make the connections between academic subjects and everyday life.   The IB requires students to demonstrate knowledge through a variety of assessments that rely less on standard tests and more on interactive  projects and extended writings. .

"Those of us who live and work within the Downingtown Area School District should be very excited that our students now have the opportunity to attend an IB World  School," said Superintendent Lawrence Mussoline   "This exciting accomplishment  acknowledges our district's efforts to help students develop the intellectual, social and problem solving skills that will be necessary to live and work in a globalized world."

"I'm so proud of our staff and can't stress enough the role they played in receiving this acceptance," said STEM Academy Headmaster George Fiore.   "Their efforts since our opening have been positively impacting the students on a daily basis."

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