Today, The Sacramento Bee ran a lengthy article headlined In bid to keep students, Sacramento districts launch IB programs.
Though our inner-city school’s program is over ten years-old, it only got a tiny mention, but that mention definitely shows how we are different:
Elsewhere in Sacramento City Unified, Luther Burbank High School began offering IB courses to students in the graduating class of 2006. Burbank Principal Ted Appel said the program has increased the number of students attending college and staying enrolled. But he said the campus has a different mind-set than other IB diploma schools that aim to attract far-flung students.
“This is one of the real urban IB programs and, unlike many others, we’re not trying to draw kids from other districts,” Appel said. Instead, the large majority of IB students there live in the district.