Burgess-Peterson Academy Receives IB Authorization

It’s official! Burgess-Peterson Academy (BPA) has become the first Jackson Cluster traditional elementary school to earn the IB World School designation! Led by Principal David White, Burgess-Peterson has received authorization to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

“Burgess-Peterson Academy is thrilled to gain authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the PYP (Primary Years Programme),” said Principal White. “We’ve been working toward this goal for four years and are so proud of our students and staff for achieving this milestone. We’re especially enthusiastic that our students at BPA will now have the opportunity for an IB experience K-12 since our feeder schools, King Middle School and Maynard Jackson High School, offer the Middle Years, Diploma and Career – Related Programmes respectively.”

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students ages 3 to 12. The programme challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.

Implementing the PYP at Burgess-Peterson Academy will ensure that students can thrive in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) at King Middle School as well as the International Baccalaureate Programme at Maynard Jackson High School.

We are extremely proud of Burgess-Peterson Academy and look forward to seeing the BPA school community continue to excel as they prepare students for college and career! 

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