After an intensive multi-year
preparation process, the Raymore-Peculiar School District received word that
Ray-Pec High School has officially been authorized as an International
Baccalaureate World School. Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees announced the
news at the Feb. 19, 2015, School Board meeting.
The approval follows several years of work that included changes in
course offerings for grades 7-11, professional development for staff, meetings
with students and parents about the I.B. Program, the appointment of Steven
Meek as I.B. Coordinator, a formal application process, and a site visit.
With this approval from the International Baccalaureate World Office,
Ray-Pec High School will offer its first I.B. courses during the 2015-2016
school year for juniors.
Students can begin to take advanced classes in eighth grade to prepare
them for the I.B. courses their junior and senior years of high school.
The I.B. Program is a
comprehensive and balanced two-year curriculum and assessment system that
allows students to study courses across all disciplines. Through careful
subject selection, students may tailor their course of studies to meet their
needs. Students who choose to pursue the I.B. Diploma will explore the
connections between six major subject areas through an international
perspective. They will also pursue one subject in great detail through
independent research and will have an opportunity to apply their knowledge and
skills in community outreach. It is designed for highly motivated students who
seek the challenge of a well-rounded curriculum.
Read more about I.B.: http://raypecib.weebly.com/