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Journal Article: Expanding Opportunities for High Academic Achievement: An International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in an Urban High School

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INTERNATIONAL baccalaureate, HIGH schools -- Curricula, ACADEMIC achievement, URBAN high schools, AFRICAN American students, HIGH school students, CALIFORNIA

Authors

Mayer, Anysia P.

Published

2008, Winter2008

Publisher

Prufrock Press

Abstract

The article discusses the implementation of Jefferson High School's International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program in California. The program was established in 1993 as a magnet Program for Portville Unified School District and has instituted various academic and social support mechanisms that motivate students to pursue challenging curriculum. It also offers an overview of the literature documenting the academic achievement gap between high-achieving Latino and African American students.

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