Longview High celebrates IB graduates in robing ceremony

Longview High celebrates IB graduates in robing ceremony
LES HASSELL
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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:40am

Longview High School celebrated the robing and impending graduation of 50 students from the International Baccalaureate program Thursday at the Summit Club.

Longview is one of 59 Texas high schools that offers the state-funded IB program. Also known as IB World School, the program has been at Longview High School since December 2009.

The worldwide IB program is often referred to as a school within a school, as it is taken as a whole curriculum of six core classes.

IB offers students a chance to earn college credit hours almost like Advanced Placement classes. However, unlike AP classes, where a student can pick and choose which course he or she takes, the IB program is only taken as a whole. 

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