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Union County International Baccalaureate Program begins...

The application process for the Union County International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Marvin Ridge High School begins January 2, 2013. This program is open to all rising juniors in Union County who meet the criteria for acceptance. Applications can be obtained by accessing the Marvin Ridge Website, http://mrhs.ucps.k12.nc.us/ . Click on the link on the left of the homepage, International Baccalaureate Program, and then download the 2015 IB Diploma Program Application – January, 2013. They will also be available through the Marvin Ridge Guidance Office.


The IB Program is acknowledged around the world for providing a college-level curriculum during the student’s junior and senior years. It is an integrated program of disciplinary study which emphasizes concurrency of learning, academic integrity, internationalism, breadth and depth of study, and education of the whole person. Students completing the IB Diploma Program are highly prepared and sought for post-secondary work in universities throughout the world. The International Baccalaureate Program, Geneva, Switzerland, awards the IB Diploma.

Admission is highly competitive and is based on specific criteria stated in the application and student responses to curriculum prompts that will be given Saturday, February 9, 2013 starting at 8:30 am in the Marvin Ridge Media Center until 11:00 am. This is a mandatory requirement for acceptance of application.

Additional information about the International Baccalaureate Program in general can be found at their website:  http://ibo.org/.

Please email Ann Yochem, IB Diploma Coordinator at Marvin Ridge High School if you have specific questions about the application process at ann.yochem@ucps.k12.nc.us.

Written by: Cathy NeSmith
Posted: Jan 09, 2013 by Cathy NeSmith

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