East Mecklenburg High School IB Programs

MAY 2020 IB Examination Session Cancelled

To our IB Students and Families,

The International Baccalaureate Organization has announced that the May examinations for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

As an organization, it is critical for the IB to ensure that the options it provides its global community of IB World Schools are based on compassion and fairness for the difficult circumstances that its students and educators are experiencing. As a result, based on considerable advice from stakeholders across the globe, including schools, students, universities and official bodies, the IB has determined what it believes to be the most responsible and ethical way forward.

The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between 30 April and 22 May for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates will no longer be held.

Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student's coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.

We know parents and students will have many questions. The IB will share full details and FAQs with us and on their website by 27 March 2020.

At this time, we expect all students to submit their remaining Internal Assessment assignments according to the deadlines set by the school/teacher. Information about Language B oral components will be forthcoming later this week.

For any other questions, please contact Ms. Hays via email (heather.hays@cms.k12.nc.us), or drop into the google meet TODAY (March 23) between 10am and 1130am (meet.google.com/sbw-jqns-vtn or you can phone in 470-485-0446 with meeting PIN 492 883 160#‬) or between 1pm and 2pm (https://meet.google.com/sbw-jqns-vtn or you can phone in 470-485-0446‬ PIN: ‪492 883 160‬# ).

Thank you and stay well.

Heather E. Hays, MAT, NBCT

IB Coordinator

For more information about East Mecklenburg High School's IB Programs, contact IB Coordinator Heather Hays at eastmeckIB@cms.k12.nc.us.

East Mecklenburg High School

6800 Monroe Road

Charlotte, North Carolina 28212

980-343-6430 (phone)

980-343-6437 (fax)