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Borman Elementary celebrates official IB designation

Dr. Rudy Rodriguez, former Denton ISD trustee, celebrates Borman's IB distinction with family
Staff and friends at Borman Elementary packed the library and feasted on cake recently, signaling the end of a three-year process to earn designation as an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme campus, an honor earned by few schools in the country.

Borman is the fourth Denton ISD school and second elementary campus in the district to complete the certification. Denton ISD is one of only two public school districts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer the IB curriculum from kindergarten through 12th grade.

“I’m so proud of the work our teachers and staff have put in to make this a reality for our students and community,” said Robert Gonzalez, Borman principal. “IB is an academic designation that is known around the world for its rigor and collaborative learning experiences, so this will only benefit our students, school and district moving forward.”
Dr. Jamie Wilson, Denton ISD superintendent, addresses the crowd at the Borman IB gathering

Borman teachers and staff worked diligently with campus and district administrators over the past few years to get proper accreditation from the International Baccalaureate. The IB curriculum is based on and maintained as an international standard built around global concepts and living – an international mindedness. Students learn how to analyze, apply critical thinking and reach considered conclusions about people and other cultures through study.

At Borman and fellow elementary IB campus Newton Rayzor, young students are immersed in global concepts in the program in the primary years, to prepare them for success in the Middle Years Programme at Calhoun Middle School and the Diploma Programme at Denton High School.

Students who earn an IB diploma upon graduation from Denton High may earn more than 24 college credits at Texas public institutions of higher learning and most accredited colleges or universities in the nation.