In 2013-14, MCPS took steps toward establishing a K-12 International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which would be the fi rst in Montana. In fall 2012, Hellgate High School launched IB. In spring 2013, Lewis & Clark Elementary School and Big Sky High School applied for the program. In the spring of 2015, Franklin Elementary School also applied as a candidate school in the IB Program. Additional MCPS schools have been preparing to follow, with a district goal for a K-12 International Baccalaureate continuum by June 2019.