• Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School Commencement Academy  
    Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School Commencement Academy
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    Principal: Julie Van Derwater| Julie.VanDerWater@rcsdk12.org
    Assistant PrincipalRichard Fischpera | Richard.Fischpera@rcsdk12.org
    Assistant Principal: Gary Reynolds Gary.Reynolds@RCSDK12.ORG
    Parent Contact: Anthony Padilla | Anthony.Padilla@rcsdk12.org
    Board Liaison: Natalie Sheppard | Natalie.sheppard@rcsdk12.org
    School Chief: Sheela Webster | Sheelarani.Webster@rcsdk12.org
     School Improvement Plan  DASA Coordinator
    Program Information
    Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
    Dismissal Time: 2:30 p.m.
    Grade Level: 9-12
    Students who like to be challenged academically should consider Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program encourages critical analysis, research skills, and service as part of the learning process. The curriculum and assessments are consistent among 4,000 IB schools worldwide and prepare graduates to excel in the global economy.
    Uniforms: No
    Busing: RTS
    Foreign Languages: Spanish
    Advanced Placement (AP): Yes
    Health/Wellness Center: No
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships: University of Rochester, Monroe Community College, Hillside Work Scholarship, Center for Youth, Teen Empowerment, Pathways to Peace, International Baccalaureate Organization
    Student-Parent School Compact Agreement required: Yes
    • The only International Baccalaureate(IB) Program in the Rochester City School District, which aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people. The rigorous curriculum, international standards, and examinations are consistent throughout the over 4,000 participating schools across the globe.
    • The IB Middle Years Program is offered at grades 9 and 10, which prepares students for the IB Diploma Program offered in grades 11 and 12.
    • Upon completing the IB Diploma Program, students who earn the diploma, apply, and are accepted into the University of Rochester are awarded a four-year, full-tuition scholarship.
    • Balances a rigorous academic program with extensive art, music, athletic, and extra curricular offerings.
    • Welcomes hard-working, motivated, and disciplined students who are determined to become successful, contributing members of society.
    • The only school to offer both the IB Middle Years Program and IB Diploma Program.
    • Offers AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program.



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