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Spring 2018 Enrichment Trip to Poland

DISCOVER POLAND: IB-DP History Enrichment Trip, March 27-April 8, 2018

Greetings Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors!

The International Academy is excited to join The Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools in welcoming you to a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of Poland's rich past and its vibrant present-day society!

Come with us this Spring for an awe inspiring panorama of history and culture. Learn more by contacting IA's Enrichment Coordinator, Mrs. Saira Latif, at or by calling (248) 341-5941. Before doing so, please check out the attached flyer to gather more details.

Thank you for considering your participation in this unique enrichment opportunity. It should be a fantastic one!

Best Regards,

Mr. De Zwaan

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As an authorized IB World School, the IA offers the Middle Years Program and Diploma Program to all students in grades nine through twelve. The IA provides a unique blend of rigorous academic standards, student-centered learning, and an emphasis on global citizenship. The IA has been ranked by Newsweek magazine as one of the top public high schools in America since 2003.

Additionally, US News and World Report has ranked the IA the number one high school in Michigan for college readiness, the number one IB high school in the nation and the number one high school with an open admissions policy nationally. In 2014, 66 International Academy students achieved National Merit status representing 22% of the senior class. Nationally, less than 1% of students qualify for this honor.

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