On Wednesday, January 25th, students and parents at the International Academy of Saginaw (IAS) were able to hear from high school students and graduates of the International Academy of Flint (IAF). The International Academy of Flint opened in 1999 and serves grades K-12, while its sister school in Saginaw opened in 2007 and currently serves grades K-7. IAF students, along with Chris Matheson, the school's head of Student Life, presented the benefits of a SABIS education to 4th-7th grade students and their parents.
A major focus of the presentation was the Student Life Organization which IAS plans to establish. Students were able to ask questions and were impressed and thankful for IAF's high schoolers and graduates who shared their experiences and the many benefits of hard work and taking personal responsibility. Parents and students were able to hear from IAF graduates who are either in college or have graduated from college.
Hot topics during the evening presentation were the weekly testing, rigorous coursework, and overall experience of high school and college. Parents and students were also able to ask many questions of the panel. A big thank you goes out to IAF's high school students Paul Herring, Marcus Herring, Keli Mims, Kalyn Brown, Ashley Hamilton, and Clinton Cox, who shared their valuable time, as well as the IAF graduates now in college, Sharhonda Green, Leonidas Caldwell, Elvin Caldwell, and Chris Collins.