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IB Rocks! Let's Shine On!
  • Petitioning Rochelle Rivera

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Student at William W. Bodine of International Affairs High School
Rochelle Rivera

IB Rocks! Let's Shine On!

    1. Petition by

      Rochelle Rivera

      Philadelphia, PA, United States

When my English teacher at William W. Bodine of International Affairs in Philadelphia, PA, told my class that the funds for the accelerated programs in the School District of Philadelphia will no longer be funded, our jaws dropped and we were so afraid and worried of our future.

One of these programs is the IB Diploma Progamme. This program is an academically, challenging programme of education that prepares stduents for success in a university and beyond life. Through this special program, students develop skills, make connections internationally, explore the nature of knowledge, enhance their personal and interpersonal development through CAS (creativity, service, and service) and much more. What we get from this program will definitely help us become the best we can be and spread that with the people and things around us.

I want to show the world that not only education is the key to our future but we enjoy what we learn and gain through special programs that are given in our schools. I started to help all students to get the education they need in these types of programs. I care for the future of my life and my peers. I do not want to lose my chance at learning, growing, accomplishing, developing, succeeding, etc. It also affects our parents and teachers. They are the ones who motivate us to be great and successful. They do not want us to fail in life and they do want us to get the best education we can get. Every child should be granted a program to learn more and enhance their knowledge and wisdom.

We desire and need our IB and AP accelerated programs in The School District of Philadelphia. We want to accomplish our main goal: give our future stundets the education they need to achieve, strive, and succeed in life. It can change a person's life, especially mine. We learn and succeed in life to make a difference in the world and change the face of our future.

Rochelle Rivera, Student at William W. Bodine of International Affairs High School
It is for to bring a call to action and raise money to achieve our goal.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Joseph Rachmuth ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY
      • 7 months ago

      I love IB

    • Gina Hart WEST CHESTER, PA
      • 8 months ago

      The IB Program has inspired so many students to reach out to a larger world. Our students deserve the opportunity!

    • Amanda Glenn PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 8 months ago

      I teach the best group of students in Philadelphia and it is unfair that we are not able to fund accelerated courses (IB, AP)

    • Sydney Bassman PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 8 months ago

      Students who are willing to work hard report that they are confident in college and able to compete academically with students from across the world.

    • Alexis Melendez PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 8 months ago

      IB is important to me because I am an IB student. IB is my opportunity to seek change and challenge. With it, I can excel further in life with a great education on my shoulders to face the world. I love the program! I want others to be able to have this great opportunity within their reach as well.


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