Meetings are scheduled for county consortium IB program

From Washtenaw Intermediate School District

Special enrollment nights have been scheduled for students and parents interested in finding out more about the Washtenaw International High School, which will serve students from Ann Arbor and other areas of Washtenaw County.
The tuition-free consortium program that will start in fall 2011 for ninth-graders and is a candidate for the International Baccalaureate diploma and is pursusing authorization as an IB World School.

The program will be operated through the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. School districts that are part of the consortium include: Ann Arbor, Lincoln, Milan, Saline, Whitmore Lake, Willow Run, Ypsilanti and WISD.

IB schools share a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education. Students will complete an extended essay, follow a theory of knowledge course and participate in creativity, action and service projects as part of their attendance there. When the authorization is complete, students will graduate with an IB diploma.

Student and Parent Enrollment Nights are scheduled from 7-9 p.m. at the school, 510 Emerick St., Ypsilanti, on the following dates: Wednesday, Jan 12 Tuesday, Jan. 18, Thursday, Jan. 27, Monday, Jan. 31 and Wednesday, Feb. 9. Application deadline is Feb. 14, 2011. Application forms are also available on the WIHS website at Visit the website or call 734- 994-8100 ext. 1263.

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