Two Dallas ISD schools in Oak Cliff received approval to implement International Baccalaureate curriculum on a trial basis.

Known as “IB,” International Baccalaureate compares to honors Advanced Placement. It’s like an honors program that students must opt into, and it encourages them to become globally minded. Depending on the campus, the curriculum can be extremely rigorous.

DISD already has nine elementary, middle and high school campuses, but John F. Peeler Elementary and Hector P. Garcia Middle School are the first in Oak Cliff to try it. Both of those schools feed into Adamson High School.

From DISD:

Peeler Elementary has been selected to be a part of the Primary Years Programme that focuses on the whole child, preparing students to become active, caring, lifelong learners with respect for themselves and others.

Garcia Middle has been selected to be a part of the Middle Years Programme that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.