Thanks to the success of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce’s March Golf Classic, sponsored by Boucher Brother’s Management, representatives from the Chamber’s Board of Governors and Education Foundation presented an $8,000 check for the benefit of the International Baccalaureate Program (IB Program) to Mayor Matti Herrera Bower at the City of Miami Beach’s April Commission meeting.
As part of the City of Miami Beach’s Education Compact with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), all Miami Beach public schools, and neighboring Treasure Island Elementary, are in the midst of becoming IB authorized schools, with Miami Beach Senior High leading the way.
The City of Miami Beach is developing the first K-12 IB continuums in the area. The intention is for the schools in Miami Beach to serve as continuous feeder IB program with a strong Middle Years Program/Diploma Program partnership to enhance the sixth-12 continuums.
The IB program in Miami Beach schools will provide all students the same access to develop into IB diploma candidates; prepare the students to become active global citizens; be offered with equal access throughout Miami Beach; and set criteria at the high school level with standards that provide ample room to promote equity.