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.