Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Baccalaureate program an asset at Fitch

John Carney Mystic

Publication: The Day

Published 07/15/2014 12:00 AM
Updated 07/14/2014 03:54 PM

A recent letter, "Magnet schools are a sound investment," (July 9), questioned the value of the International Baccalaureate program at Fitch High School.

As the grandparent of a 2014 graduate, I would ask the writer to spend time with an IB student before condemning the program. I guarantee that you will be impressed with the quality of their education.

Our students share a curriculum with students across the globe. They must show proficiency in a foreign language and compete on exams given internationally to secure a diploma. Among the schools that our graduates are headed to this year are Yale, Princeton, The United States Coast Guard Academy, Boston University, New York University and Tulane.

The quality of a Fitch/IB education is being recognized across the country. It would be a shame not to appreciate it locally.

Town News

Visit Zip06
Submit Your:  Submit Your News Submit Your Photos Submit Your Events
Most Recent Poll
Hillary Clinton has been busy lately, promoting her book and drawing hefty speaking fees elsewhere, amid speculation as to whether she’ll run for president. How electable is Hillary Clinton?
Very. She’s smart, connected, and she knows the political game inside and out.
Somewhat. She’s qualified but her turn as first lady and secretary of state turned off a lot of people.
Not at all. Many people, like me, aren’t interested in a female president.
Not so much. She and her husband are way too liberal.
Undoubtedly. Women will make this happen at the polls.
Number of votes: 1876

No current items found

No current items found

The Day on Facebook

In the past two weeks our Facebook fans have won tickets to the CT Tigers, Newport Winefest and Mystic Seaport. Become a fan of The Day on Facebook for access to these contests, breaking news, TheDay.com's best features and more!