Riverview High Implements IB Excellence and Equity Initiative



Riverview High School has been selected to participate in the International Baccalaureate Excellence and Equity Initiative (E2), a new national program created to promote the inclusion and success of under-represented students in the IB Diploma and Career-related programs, known as DP and CP. Over the next two years, secondary school leaders and faculty will work to remove barriers to DP or CP participation for under-represented students, create pathways to the DP or CP and incorporate strategies that are designed to positively impact the success of under-represented students enrolled in the programs. The goal is to empower more students to graduate with the skills and tools needed for post-secondary education and lifelong learning. Research indicates that less than 1 percent of diverse schools nationwide have advanced programs in which their students reflect the diversity of the overall school population. Research has also shown that the DP and CP programs can empower under-represented groups for college entrance, persistence and success. One of the most compelling studies found that IB Diploma candidates in Chicago Public Schools — low income, minority, first generation college-goers — have not internalized the negative stereotype effect of similar non-IB students. To learn more about E2 and the International Baccalaureate, visit the website below.

International Baccalaureate Excellence and Equity Initiative

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