Sanford is an Authorized IB World School!

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08 June 2015

Dr. Emily Palmer
Head of School
Maria Sanford Middle School,
3524 42nd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55406

Dear Dr. Palmer,

Ref: Authorization letter

On behalf of the International Baccalaureate (IB), it is my privilege to inform you that Maria Sanford Middle School is to become an authorized IB World School, for a three-year Middle Years Programme (MYP) offering MYP years 1, 2 and 3. Congratulations on your considerable accomplishment.

Enclosed you will find an acceptance form, which is to be signed and returned to the IB by uploading it onto IB Docs. Once this form is received, the school will be added as an authorized school for the MYP on the IB public website and on IBIS, the IB information system. In addition to this letter, a certificate of authorization is being sent to your school.

As an IB World School, you are part of a global community of schools committed to developing knowledgeable, caring young people who will be ready to negotiate their futures successfully and make contributions resulting in a more harmonious and peaceful world. We commend your school’s educators, administrators, students and families for their active roles in choosing to offer the MYP. The positive results of this choice will become evident in your community as classes of MYP students graduate and undertake activities that enhance social, cultural and economic environments locally, nationally and, perhaps, internationally.

The IB is committed to the professional development of teachers and looks forward to welcoming your school’s MYP faculty members into the IB community of educators, where they will find collaborators and a dynamic global network of professionals committed to best practices in teaching students and in sharing those practices with each other. We invite you and your faculty to make your own contributions as an active member of this community.

Best wishes as you embark on your journey with the MYP. We look forward to working closely with you to realize our shared vision of a better and more peaceful world, achieved through intercultural understanding and respect.

Sincerely yours,

Andrew Macdonald

Chief Schools Officer