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IB PROGRAM: Brody Middle School Accepted

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The Des Moines Public School District is continuing to expand access to International Baccalaureate classes.

Brody Middle School has been notified by the International Baccalaureate Organization that their application to become a candidate for the Middle Years Program (MYP) has been approved. Brody becomes the ninth Des Moines Public School to become an authorized IB school.

The IB Middle Years program is designed to encourage students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world.

“The IB program benefits all students and is designed to be inclusive of all learners,” says Brody principal Thomas Hoffman. “No matter what a student plans to do in high school and beyond, the IB program supports the district’s expectation that students have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed at their next stage in life. I am excited that Brody will be able to offer this world-class program to the students of our community.”

Earlier this year the school board voted to close Gateway Secondary School, which was the first middle school in the district to offer the the program. Now that four other schools have earned the same distinction, the board decided it was in their best interest to close the school and send the students elsewhere.

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