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International Baccalaureate program update.

Sydney Academy Students

Reports of its death.... have been greatly exaggerated:

Cape Breton's only International Baccalaureate program is alive and well - and looking for ways to expand.

The IB program offers advanced high school courses, that can lead to a diploma recognized in more than 150 countries.

13 high schools across Nova Scotia offer IB courses, including Sydney Academy.

Last year, the Cape Breton Victoria school board debated cancelling the program - but reinstated it, after a huge public outcry.

The CBC's Wendy Martin stopped by Sydney Academy this morning to talk to two students about what the program means to them.

Listen audio (runs 3:54)