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Roseville, Calif. – Eich Middle School recently announced they have earned the designation as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. After a four-year rigorous process consisting of staff trainings, on-site visits and reviews, they will transition from “candidate” status to a bona fide IB World School, offering the IB Middle Year Programme to each and every student on campus.

Eich Middle School is the only stand-alone public middle school in Placer County with the IB World School status, making this designation ever more noteworthy. An IB education is unique because of its demanding academic and personal standards. In the IB environment, students strive to be inquirers, thinkers, principled and reflective.

The IB has a positive impact on students, schools and their wider communities with learning going well beyond the classroom. Students are able to participate in international conferences and educators work with their peers internationally to ensure that the IB remains at the cutting edge of international education.

“We wanted to offer our students a more holistic education which will instil the skills, knowledge and outlook to succeed in the 21st century,” says Principal Marc Buljan.  “At the same time, we wanted give our teachers the opportunity to be a part of an international network of experts leading the field in education. We are delighted to become an IB World School and we look forward to reaping the many benefits of the program.”

 The IB is recognized across the world for its innovative approach to education and its philosophy of placing an equal focus on academics and other transferrable skills, in order to best prepare students for success beyond school.

About the International Baccalaureate:

Founded in 1968 the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit foundation, which offers four high quality and challenging educational programs for a worldwide community of schools. For close to 50 years, IB programs have gained a reputation for their rigor and high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalized 21st century, and for helping to develop citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world. Currently, more than 1,3 million IB students attend over 4,500 schools in 147 countries. To learn more, please visit www.ibo.org.

About Eich Middle School

Eich (pronounced Ike) Middle School is one of four middle schools in a school community of 18 schools within the Roseville City School District. Eich has earned awards such as California Distinguished School, National Blue Ribbon School and Project Fit America School. Eich is the only public middle school in Placer County to offer all students an International Baccalaureate (IB) education. As an IB school, all Eich students take World Language and Visual Performing Arts as part of their daily core class schedule. An IB education encourages students to be reflective, open-minded and effective communicators, preparing them to be relevant in a global economy. Our vision is one in which the staff, students, parents and community work together to provide a positive, nurturing and safe learning environment that demands academic excellence and a commitment to lifelong learning. We are committed to ensuring that each student at Eich feels valued for their unique talents and potential as they prepare for high school, college and career.

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