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Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. High School is one of three schools in DeKalb County that offers the
International Baccalaureate Program. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers a continuum of international education. The program encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. In order to teach IB program, schools must be authorized. Every school authorized to offer IB program is known as an IB World School. At Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. High School we offer the Diploma Programme.
suggests many benefits to choosing the DP, such high college acceptance and
retention rate, greater improved college readiness. The program aims to
develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students
who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. Our DP
program starts in the Junior year in high school. To adequately prepare
students for the rigor of the DP Programme we have a Pre-IB cohort. This cohort
of students are on anaccelerated course pathway. Students take
numerous Advance Placement courses, and complete their math and foreign
language requirements for graduation prior to their Junior year.
The Mission of the International Baccalaureate Organization
The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop
inquiring, knowledge and caring young people, who help to create a better and
more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
AIMS OF THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM:
- Provide an internationally
accepted qualification for entry into higher education;
- Promote international
- Educate the whole person,
emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth;
- Develop inquiry and thinking
skills, and the capacity to reflect upon and to evaluate actions
- To prepare students for
academic studies on a university level.
If you have any further questions about our IB Program please contact Hanifah Ali. [email protected] or (678) 874-5460.