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The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education plans to discuss the implementation of the International Baccalaureate program at Statesville High School at tonight's board meeting, according to the meeting agenda.

The memo for the discussion states that the current plan is to implement the program for ninth grade at Statesville High starting in August and expanding a grade level each year.

This a a program that is for students aged 11 to 16, according to the IB website.

Rising sixth graders, for the next school year, at Northview Elementary School are expected to attend the program at Statesville High unless an out-of-district application is approved by the assistant superintendent of operations.

Troutman Middle district students would attend South Iredell High School if they continue the program in high school.

The memo states that if Troutman Middle parents want their children to finish the high school IB program with their classmates at Northview, that they can submit an out-of-district application as well.

The memo also states that the goal of this IB program implementation is to complete the original vision of IB in Iredell County.

"The administration strongly encourages the board of education to support this final phase of our original vision for IB in our district. Our original vision included a K-12 continuum of IB services in the Mooresville/Troutman community’s at Coddle Creek Elementary, Mt. Mourne Middle School and South Iredell High School, as well as the Statesville/northern, western and eastern Iredell County areas at Cloverleaf Elementary School, Northview Middle School and Statesville High School," the memo states.

Kelly Hinson, director of gifted learning for IB and online programs, Melanie Taylor, deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction, and superintendent Brady Johnson will present the details of the Statesville High IB program at tonight's meeting.

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