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Informational meetings set for Wichita East High’s IB program

Families wanting to learn more about the International Baccalaureate program at East High School are urged to attend one of several upcoming informational sessions.

The meetings, designed for eighth-grade students and their parents, will explain the IB program and application process. Generally considered among the most challenging high school curricula, IB was designed after World War II for the children of diplomats who sought an internationally recognized diploma.

Two high schools in the Wichita area – East High and Campus High in the Haysville school district – offer the program.

The application process for the East High program begins each December for the following school year. Applications will be available later this month at area middle schools and online on the East High IB website. Admissions testing takes place in January.

The overview meetings are 6 to 7:15 p.m. on these dates and locations: Nov. 18, Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet, 1243 N. Market; Nov. 20, Wilbur Middle School, 340 N. Tyler; Dec. 2, Gordon Parks Academy, 2201 E. 25th North; Dec. 3, Coleman Middle School, 1544 N. Governeour; and Dec. 9, East High School, 2301 E. Douglas.

For more information, go to http://ib.east.usd259.org, or call the East High IB office, 316-973-7289.

Reach Suzanne Perez Tobias at 316-268-6567 or stobias@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @suzannetobias.

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