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The 2018-2019 School Calendar is available.  Click here for the pdf.
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2018 Okma Graduate presents poster at Conference of the International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine

Larissa Michel (IA 2018) attended the 49th Annual Meeting and Conference of the International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine in Long Beach, CA in late May, 2018, where she presented her research "Geographic Variation in the Vocalization Frequencies of the North Atlantic Subpopulations of the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) and Its Possible Relationship to Anthropogenic Noise" during their annual scientific poster session. She and her poster caught the eye of many of the top experts and researchers in the field of Marine Mammology, so much so, that she was invited to accompany and participate with researchers next week in the long-running Sarasota Dolphin Research Project (Sarasota Bay, FL), when the scientists and veterinarians will be doing health assessments and research via ultrasounds, echocardiograms, blood draws, blubber samples, etc. on the resident wild population of bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay.

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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.

The IB curriculum at the International Academy prepares students for the challenges of the 21st century. Through the dynamic MYP and DP courses, students utilize interdisciplinary connections and apply knowledge to new situations to solve issues of local and global concerns. Please select the Curriculum tab to learn more about the engaging courses offered at the International Academy.

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