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5/31/2011 11:23:05 AM PDT - LOS ANGELES - Eagle Rock High School has been named an International Baccalaureate World School, officials announced Tuesday.
The only traditional campus in the Los Angeles Unified School District with grades seven through 12, Eagle Rock is the district's first IB. The school will implement a fully recognized IB Middle Years Programme for students in seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th grades beginning this fall, district officials said in a statement released Tuesday.
"This is an incredibly historic moment for the students, families and greater community of Los Angeles," said Judy Elliott, Chief Academic Officer for LAUSD. "After three years of hard work and dedication, Eagle Rock, under the leadership of Principal Salvador Velasco, has been awarded this international recognition of excellence. This has truly been a school-wide and community effort."
from the ERHS website: http://bit.ly/iiOBQE
Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School, an International Baccalaureate World School, is located between the cities of Pasadena and Glendale in the northeastern tip of Los Angeles, one of sixty-one high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. It is the only one with a 7-12 grade configuration, housing both a comprehensive junior and senior high school, as well a magnet program serving gifted, high ability and highly gifted students in grades 7-10. ERHS also offers a fully authorized IB Middle Years Programme to all students grades 7-10.
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (490 students): ERHS is a fully authorized IB Middle Years Programmee. Students participating in the Programme develop a broad and balanced base of knowledge through the study of eight subjects, completing a minimum of 50 hours instruction each year, in each of the following subjects: Arts- Performing and Visual, Humanities - Social Studies, Language A - English, Language B - Spanish, German or French, Mathematics, Physical Education/Health, Science, Technology. Contact Laurie Bollman-Little, IBMYP Coordinator, for more information.