To our Parents/Guardians and ALL Stakeholders of Westlake High School,
Westlake High School is embarking on an exciting endeavor for our students to continue their pursuits of becoming inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who develop intercultural understanding and respect by currently pursing the authorization of the IB Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) for ALL 9th and 10th grade students. This is an all inclusive program and is not intended for a select set of students. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is an educational program that has proven to be successful for over 40 years. Currently Westlake offers the IB Diploma Program to our 11th and 12th grade students. Research indicates that by offering IB Programmes across all grade levels, it has shown to increase graduation rates, student participation and interest in school, increase the number of students enrolling in college, influence global competitiveness and awareness, and increase college retention rates.
Officially on September 1, 2018 Westlake will be a "Candidate School," in which we will purse authorization for the Middle Years Programme and align to the philosophies and practices of the IBO.
Throughout the school year you will receive additional information about the MYP programme, as well as our current IB Diploma program, the IB Learner Profiles, and updates on the progress within this phase.
Westlake High School has consistently shown progress in the past few years in our academic achievements by creating a culture that has been conducive to learning. It is our goal to provide an international education that will open doors for college and career-ready global opportunities. We are looking forward to sharing and exploring this venture with our stakeholders. Please feel free to inquire for more information at http://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/ or contact me directly at 470-254-6400 Ext. 26468.
Respectfully your servant in education,
Dr. Triaka A. Larry
International Baccalaureate MYP Coordinator
Westlake High School
IB Testimonial: Marietta High School
*This information adapted from the IB Organization.
IB testimonial: Cordova High School
IB testimonial: International School of Uganda