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Save Midvale MS International Baccalaureate!

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We Canyons School District students, parents and patrons want the District to know that we are STRONGLY opposed to the proposal by the Evidence-Based Learning Department to shut down the Middle-Years International Baccalaureate program at Midvale Middle School. The IB program is an important part of Midvale Middle School. MYP IB teaches students to think effectively, to expand their horizons, to explore new possibilities and to think about what MORE they can become. Some MYP IB students go on to participate in Hillcrest’s IB program, which offers options for everything from students who plan to get the full IB diploma or subject certificates to students who will earn the IB Career Pathway certificate through CTEC and other trade classes. Some MYP IB students won’t go on to do IB in high school, but will do better in every class they take because they were MYP IB students. We do not understand why this program should be under assault by the EBL department when other programs, such as language immersion, are never criticized as being “too expensive” or not working, despite the fact that those programs have problems and challenges of their own.

Supporting this program that has done and will do so much good for thousands of students should never be thought of as “too expensive”. We KNOW it is worth it! Please save this program!

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