EPISD’s Lincoln and Morehead are now officially International Baccalaureate campuses — the only El Paso middle schools to offer the prestigious world curriculum.
The International Baccalaureate organization announced today that both Lincoln and Morehead have officially been admitted into the Middle Years Programme designed to give students in sixth- through eighth-grades a rigorous, high-quality curriculum that helps prepare students for a world economy.
“EPISD continues to grow its portfolio of education options for students, and the addition of the Middle Years Programme at Lincoln and Morehead highlights our desire to offer the best possible academic opportunities to all students,” said Superintendent Juan Cabrera. “These programs create a pipeline to our current high-school IB programs that will have long-lasting impact on education in our community.”
The IB Middle Years Programme requires students to receive high-rigor instruction on eight subjects, including: language acquisition, literature, social studies, science, math, art, physical education and critical thinking/design. Students in the program also must engage in a collaborative project involving two subject areas, and complete a long-term project that includes their chosen field of study.
The announcement today caps a two-year admission process for Morehead and Lincoln. A third EPISD campus, Richardson Middle School, also is seeking to become an IB school in the near future. EPISD offers IB programs at Coronado and Andress high schools.
Lincoln and Morehead will began its IB courses this school year. For more information about the programs call Lincoln at 236-3400, and Morehead at 236-3500.