The World Notices Cass Tech

August 25, 2014

By Pat Batcheller

"I’ve had people tell me who work in downtown Detroit ‘I will bring my child from the suburban school to an IB school in the city.'"

Lisa Phillips, Principal of Cass Technical High School in Detroit.

One of the crown jewels of Detroit’s public school system has earned an important worldwide honor. Cass Tech is the first high school in the city to be named a “World School” by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Schools have to be invited to apply for the designation based on their academic success, and then go through a rigorous review process. Cass Tech Principal Lisa Phillips tells WDET's Pat Batcheller the IB Diploma Program prepares students for success in college and beyond by teaching them how to think critically about their world. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

Cass Tech is one of a handful of International Baccalaureate world schools in Metro Detroit. Others include Bloomfield Hills HS, International Academy, Northville HS, Detroit Country Day School, and Notre Dame Preparatory School.