District hosts IB Diploma Programme meeting

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Perry Mellone

NNDCC informational webinar to take place for all interested parents of students

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Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is scheduled to make its first appearance in the district, and there will be a meeting on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. for students and parents interested. 

Registration for the meeting is required, and it will provide information on the new program, which consists of academically-challenging courses designed to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.

Each November, 9th graders from across Frisco ISD will have the chance to submit a commitment form expressing their interest in the IB program with a lottery process determining who is accepted.

The class of 2023 will be the first to participate, and, as of right now, IB classes will only be offered at Frisco High School. This means that students from all over the district may take part in the IB Programme but will have to enroll in Frisco High School.

“FISD provides numerous opportunities for students to earn college credit while in high school, including AP, dual credit, and now IB,” Frisco ISD Advanced Academics Coordinator Krishna Chetty said via email. “We value student choice and want to provide options that meet the needs of our diverse community.  The IB Diploma Programme provides a holistic set of courses with an emphasis on international mindedness.”

This story was updated at 6:12 p.m. Oct. 29, 2020 to include a quote from Frisco ISD Advanced Academics Coordinator Krisha Chetty.