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Long Beach SPIRIT


(Specialized Program Integrating Research, IB Principles & Twenty First Century Technology)

Ms. L. Hartfield, Dr. C. King, Ms. E. Maleszewski and Mr. J. Sulsky


SPIRIT Curriculum


All students in grades 3‐5 attend SPIRIT. The SPIRIT program incorporates:

Library research skills, including exposure to the APA style for citation

IB (International Baccalaureate) principles from the PYP (Primary Years
Program) in IB

21st century technology, specifically utilizing Google Apps for Education

Creative problem‐solving and team building activities

SPIRIT learners strive to be (IB Learner Profile):

  • reflective
  • thinkers
  • risk‐takers
  • balanced
  • communicators
  • caring
  • open‐minded
  • knowledgeable
  • inquirers
  • principled


Click on the link below link to check out the "Prezi" Presentation:‐w1y0_1p/spirit/