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The Ann Arbor Public Schools is pleased to the announce official candidate International Baccalaureate World Schools as follows:
  • Primary Years Programme (PYP) at Mitchell Elementary School, grades K-5
  • Middle Years Programme (MYP) in partnership at Scarlett Middle School and Huron High School, grades 6-10
  • Diploma Programme (DP) at Huron High School, grades 11 and 12 
To arrive at this point, the three schools - along with the Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate Advisory committee - spent the 2014-15 school year considering and understanding the work of becoming IB Schools:
  • Reading and understanding the practices of World Schools; 
  • Attending professional development connected to IB practices and curriculum development; 
  • Reading IB curriculum guides; 
  • Collaborating with currently authorized IB World Schools around Michigan, the United States and the world; 
  • Arranging for summer 2015 IB professional development for all teachers at Mitchell, Scarlett and Huron.
As we celebrate this moment of becoming candidate schools and look forward to the development work ahead, we want to thank the Mitchell, Scarlett and Huron teachers and the community for their work, focus, collaboration, and support. Our successful work together going forward will be the key to developing these exceptional programs.

Over the next two years the IB candidate schools listed above and the IB programs above (PYP, MYP, DP) will develop into IB World Schools. These schools share a common philosophy that values high quality schooling, inquiry, global connections, world languages, taking action and service. In doing this the schools develop and implement a research-based curriculum that takes into account the local, national and international community.

We are looking forward to this transformational journey leading to IB World School opportunities right in the Ann Arbor Public Schools but also available to residents in Washtenaw County and the surrounding counties.

note: Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (ibo.org) may offer any of its academic programs:  the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives not guarantee that authorization will be granted.