We are excited to partner with the Jefferson County Board of Education to offer a unique educational opportunity for the students of the JCIB program. See the full release below and attached. Thank you!
Vulcan Park and Museum and Jefferson County Board of Education Partner to Provide Unique Educational Opportunity for International Baccalaureate Students
Birmingham, Ala. – Vulcan Park and Museum and the Jefferson County Board of Education are joining forces to offer a unique opportunity for the students of the Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School (JCIB).
The JCIB Diploma Programme serves grades 11-12 and has been authorized since 1991. The Middle Years Programme, currently in its candidacy phase, serves students in grades 6-10. The Shades Valley campus houses students in grades 9-12 and the Pleasant Grove campus houses students in grades 6-8. The JCIB is designed to accomodate the needs of all students while encouraging them to become creative, critical, and inquiry-based thinkers. This program connects classroom studies with hands-on, real-world experiences. Community service and a global focus are also major initiatives of this program.
On Monday, October 24, students, faculty and parents from the two campuses will come together to experience a variety of Vulcan Park and Museum’s educational opportunities all in one evening. The event will be a great chance for the
participants to get to know each other as well as experience Birmingham’s most unique cultural attraction. Guided tours by the museum’s trained docents will be offered to the group every half hour from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for a special entry fee of only $1 per person.
Educational opportunities at Vulcan Park and Museum reflect the hands-on, experiential mission of the IB program. Vulcan Park and Museum, the only museum in the area that offers a comprehensive history of the Birmingham region, operates with an educational mission to preserve and promote Vulcan as the symbol for the Birmingham region, to advance knowledge and understanding of Birmingham’s history and culture, and to encourage exploration of the region. Tours for students of all ages are educational, interactive, and fun.
This special event is not open to the public. However, opportunities are available for more special educational events. Guided tours and school field trips are available year-round and can be scheduled through Vulcan Park and Museum’s education department by calling 205.933.1409 x.112 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.