Young Elementary Joins International Program

by Rick Howlett on January 7, 2011

A Louisville elementary school has become the first in Kentucky to receive a prestigious international designation.

The acheivement was celebrated Friday at Whitney Young Elementary.

Students showed off their French language skills during a morning assembly at Young Elementary, which has been authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School by the IB organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

The IB program gives students access to a curriculum and materials with a global perspective.

Superintendent Sheldon Berman says earning the authorization is a challenging process that takes three to five years.

Berman says Highland Middle School is now a candidate for IB authorization, and the program is up an running at Atherton High School.

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