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White, Parker, Wolfson authorized as IB schools

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval County Public Schools is now home to three new International Baccalaureate World Schools.

Ed White, Terry Parker and Wolfson high schools received their authorization letters this week announcing their acceptance to implement the IB program for students.

The IB Diploma Program is a rigorous, internationally recognized pre-university course of study for highly motivated students, according to a news release. The program helps to develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world, according to the release.

The schools received this distinction in part because of their dedicated teachers, administrators, counselors and clerks who contribute a great deal of time and effort to this process, according to the release.

Ed White, Terry Parker and Wolfson join three other Duval County public schools in offering the IB program. Paxon, Ribault and Stanton currently offer the program.

Teachers and administrators attended workshops and trainings and wrote course outlines for subject offerings in preparation for the IB authorization. IB consultants visited the schools and submitted reports to the IB Organization. The schools then underwent thorough verification visits from the consultants, which culminated in their acceptance as official IB World Schools.