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* 1. The Site Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) has been discussing the feasibility of implementing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program at Holmes High School.  This program would be implemented for all students in the 9th and 10th grade.  Through this program, students will still take their typical courseload (Algebra I, Integrated Science, etc), however, each class will embed IB activities into the curriculum throughout the year (Career/Technical classes will not be affected).  The Middle Years Program will also have students complete an independent project of their choosing through 9th and 10th grade.  The thought process behind this is that this will help our students be prepared for the IB Diploma Program beginning in 11th grade.  If we decide to implement the IB Middle Years Program, there would be a 2 year trial period before we fully commit to the program.

Would you support a decision by SBDM to implement the IB Middle Years Program next school year?

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* 2. Why or why not?

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