BB&T Gift of $50,000 to Educational Foundation Benefits Lexington One’s International Baccalaureate Students
May 31, 2019: The Lexington School District One Educational Foundation held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Lexington High School on Thursday, May 30, 2019, to officially unveil BB&T’s investment in the district’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
BB&T’s donation of $50,000 to the Lexington One Education Foundation supported Lexington School District’s One IB program and resulted in the creation of the International Baccalaureate Learning Lab. This lab will serve as a unique academic space for the IB students, as both a classroom and a space for academic collaboration.
Lexington High School is home to the district’s IBDP and was authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School in 2006. This rigorous, pre-university course of studies meets the needs of highly motived high school students during their Junior and Senior years. The IB curriculum focuses on high academic standards, international understanding and citizenship, and second language proficiency. The IBDP prepares students with breadth and depth of knowledge, exposes each student to a wide variety of academic core courses, and prepares them to flourish intellectually, so that they are fully prepared for their future educational experiences and careers.
Dr. Greg Little, superintendent of Lexington School District One, personally thanked BB&T SC Region President, Michael R. Brenan, for the bank’s investment in Lexington One students and for this strong corporate partnership. He elaborated on how crucial it is to have the community’s support of our academic programs via donations to the Foundation, so that our students are empowered to design their own futures.