Woodlawn Academy achieves second IB World School designation

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Woodlawn Academy achieves second IB World School designation 

Only school in Bexar County with IB Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes

June 9, 2017 – San Antonio ISD today announced that Woodlawn Academy has earned a second designation from the International Baccalaureate organization. This new designation authorizes the school to offer the Primary Years Programme. In May, Woodlawn was authorized to offer the Middle Years Programme. Either designation on its own classifies the school as an IB World School, a distinction noted for the programme’s rigorous academic and personal standards, which prepare students for success in school and equips them for life in the 21st century.

Woodlawn’s newest designation makes it the first school in Bexar County to be authorized to provide the IB Primary and Middle Years programmes. The school is a K-8th-grade campus.

"We are proud of Woodlawn Academy’s IB authorization and pleased how this education will help to prepare students to become lifelong learners,“ said Superintendent Pedro Martinez. “We are building the foundation for students in our District to earn an IB education from elementary through high school, developing well-rounded students prepared not only for higher-education, but also to become responsible, active members of their community.”

With the addition of Woodlawn, SAISD now boasts two IB World Schools in its district. Burbank High School has been an IB World School for nearly 20 years.

Four other SAISD schools are in their candidacy phases: Jefferson High School, Harris and Longfellow middle schools, and Briscoe Elementary School. IB-approved Candidates go through a process of typically two to three years to become authorized as an IB World School. 

SAISD hosts the largest number of IB and IB-candidate schools throughout Bexar County.

The IB Diploma Programme was introduced in 1968 with an original purpose of facilitating the international mobility of students by providing them with a curriculum and qualification recognized by universities around the world. Since that time, IB has developed a continuum of education for students aged 3 to 19 with multiple high-quality and challenging programmes.