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School District of Lancaster

Established in 1836, the School District of Lancaster is the second oldest district in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The School District of Lancaster serves a diverse population of approximately 11,700 students.

The District's thirteen elementary schools, four middle schools, one high school campus and two alternative schools are home to approximately 1,550 staff members, including administrators, teachers, counselors, and support staff. The nine-member Board of Directors governs District activities with a total operating budget of $137.6 million for the 2006-2007 school year.

The School District of Lancaster also offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. The IB program is a challenging comprehensive curriculum that is recognized around the world. During the junior and senior years, students enrolled in the IB Diploma program take six honors level courses in addition to the Theory of Knowledge course, write an extended essay, engage in community service and take standardized IB exams. Successful completion of the program earns the student an IB Diploma and may result in advanced credit at U.S. and international universities. Students who do not want the Diploma may select individual courses in the IB program and earn certificates in those subjects and may earn credit at U.S. and international universities.

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