International Baccalaureate degree: Tough, but well worth it

The first seven International Baccalaureate (IB) graduates from Millbrook High School were, from left, Alyson Procter, Isabella Lucal, Gabrielle Friedman, Kara Chadwell-Dennis, Talitha Hussey, Maaike Wiltse and Angelina Zeola. Photo submitted

MILLBROOK — When the International Baccalaureate (IB) program was first offered by Millbrook High School in September of 2017, 15 students enrolled: 14 females and one male. When that first class graduated on June 21st, just seven girls graduated with their IB degrees, proudly wearing the cords associated with the program. Millbrook started the process of preparing for the program during the 2014-15 school year, with an application process that involved two site visits, an intense program review and training for teachers and administrators.

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