In February 2012, Smith Magnet Elementary received documents from the International Baccalaureate Organization, announcing our authorization as an International Baccalaureate World School – Primary Years Programme.
As an authorized Primary Years Programme, Smith Magnet Elementary also completes the Garner Area International Baccalaureate Pathway. Through this unique pathway, students have the opportunity to attend and to learn in an IB school Kindergarten through 12th grade (Smith Magnet, East Garner Magnet Middle, and Garner Magnet High).
It is an honor to join both Cathy Williams at East Garner Magnet Middle and Drew Cook at Garner Magnet High as an authorized IB leader in the Garner Area Pathway IB schools.
The announcement of authorization was a momentous time for all of our staff! I cannot be more proud of every stakeholder who has been involved in this journey of re-culturing our school identity, raising our academic direction to the high standards of the IBO’s 21st Century vision, and observing the buy-in and commitment from all members of the Smith Magnet community.
Chris Lassiter, Principal
Smith Magnet Elementary
International Baccalaureate World School
Primary Years Programme