Racine Unified now has four accredited International Baccalaureate schools now that West Ridge Elementary has been approved for an IB World School, Primary Years Programme (PYP) designation.

The district made the announcement Monday on its website.

West Ridge joins Jefferson Lighthouse, McKinley Middle and J.I. Case High Schools as recognized IB schools.

To earn the recognition, West Ridge had to go through a rigorous candidacy phase and a trial period over the past four years where faculty, staff and students demonstrated their commitment to turning children into lifelong learners, including learning Spanish, the IB programme’s required foreign language.

Unified writes that students who participate in International Baccalaureate, “see that learning is connected to life in school, at home, in their community and around the world.”

West Ridge has made great strides in the last several years to close the achievement gap, and Principal Joe Hill is confident the IB programme will continue that trajectory.

“The IB Programme has been and will continue to be one of the most effective ways our school has leveled the playing field for our students,” Hill told the district. “I am so proud of our school community for working hard over these three years to reach this goal. Now, the journey continues!”

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