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Robison Magnet Elementary receives International Baccalaureate World School status

Posted August 31, 2012

Robison Magnet Elementary is now an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. TUSD is proud to have two authorized IB world schools and one IB candidate school. In addition to Robison's IB status, Cholla High Magnet School received certification to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in 2009, and Safford K-8 Magnet is a candidate school.

"IB students are the leaders for the 21st century," says Faye Chandler, Robison's Magnet IB coordinator. "They question the status quo and inquire into how they can make the world a more peaceful place for all living things."

The process to receive IB authorization is rigorous and demanding. This process, which takes two to three years, includes a comprehensive analysis of curriculum and teaching methodology, the development of a robust implementation plan, and evidence of a strong infrastructure and commitment to sustain the program.

"IB has been a fascinating adventure for both the staff and community," says Magnet Director Victoria Callison. "Robison's principal Robert Pitts and magnet coordinator Faye Chandler have provided quality leadership to a faculty that has worked together with great dedication and commitment. I have had the privilege of watching the teachers learn and reflect on their practice. Robison faculty and staff have embraced the IB Attitudes and Profiles, and they live these standards everyday."

International Baccalaureate (IB) offers high quality progammes of international education to a worldwide community of schools. There are more than 900,000 IB students in over 140 counties. The IB is more than its educational programmes and certificates. At the heart if IB are quality teachers who are motivated by a mission to create a better world through education. IB has earned a reputation for quality, for high standards and for pedagogical leadership.

Photo of Robison students on field trip to Biodome