Sterling is now an authorized International Baccalaureate World School.
The middle school has been approved for a three-year Middle Years Programme.
The MYP encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers and to connect their traditional studies to the real world.
The school has spent the last three years working through the pre-authorization process for the IB Programme.
According to the IB website, sterling is the only Illinois school outside of Chicago to offer the program.
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