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El Sereno’s Wilson High takes schooling to a new level with an International Baccalaureate diploma

L to R: Dawnmarie Barajas (IB Coordinator), Elsa Gutierrez-Avilas (College Advisor), Luis Lopez (Principal), and Lucia Dorado (AVID Coordinator)

L to R: Dawnmarie Barajas (IB Coordinator), Elsa Gutierrez-Avilas (College Advisor), Luis Lopez (Principal), and Lucia Dorado (AVID Coordinator)

EL SERENO – After preparing for several years, Wilson High will begin offering a rigorous, college-prep program at the start of the 2015-16 school years, according campus officials.

School supporter Peter Cabrera provided more details about the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme:

Wilson is now one of only three LAUSD schools with the expertise and capability to offer the prestigious and comprehensive IB Diploma Programme. The Wilson High School IB Diploma Programme is an academically rigorous, college preparatory program created for highly motivated students who strive to achieve the highest possible level of education in a high school setting. In an IB course exam, for example, students are required to answer test questions in essay form. In answering exam questions, an IB student must display an applied level of knowledge in core subjects such as English, Math, Science, History, Language, Arts, etc. Qualified, teacher-recommended students must commit (along with their parents) to a demanding two year diploma programme.

Students in the program will be able to earn college credit while at Wilson, “but the real value is in helping to instill and engrain a more complex methodology of learning where a student becomes motivated to critically examine and ultimately enhance the world they live in,” said Principal Luis Lopez.

For more information on Wilson’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, contact Wilson’s IB Coordinator, Dawnmarie Barajas at 323-578-0350 or email at: [email protected]



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