Global Communications Academy has been authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School, the only one in the city school system and the eighth elementary program in the state to receive the distinction.
The Geneva-based organization informed Principal Kimberly Stone-Keaton this week that Global was certified for its primary years program for students in kindergarten to fifth grade, according to schools spokesman David Medina.
"Everyone has worked long and hard to make this happen," parent Samariya Smith said Thursday. "Ultimately, it benefits all the kids. We're excited about what this means for us."