Congratulations Classes of 2014 and 2015 IB Diploma Graduates!
IB Diploma grad destinations:
California Institute of Technology
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvey Mudd College
Indiana University, Bloomington
Michigan State University
New York University
Pacific Lutheran University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
St. John's University
United States Military Academy, West Point
United States Naval Academy
Universita di Trieste
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Washington
Washington State University
Western Washington University
The IBO has created a Parent Page with information about the diploma and career-related programs, plus recommended resources, research, advice on how to get transcripts, how to help student prepare for the move to higher education, and much more. Check out the page here.
The IB Good News Letter highlights universities that IB feels have a particularly strong and/or exciting IB recognition policy, offer credit for SL courses, and/or offer scholarships specific to IB students. Each edition features seven or eight universities or scholarship programs, and includes some past features as well. To see the archive of the Good News Letter, click here.
Requesting an IB Transcript: This link will take you to a page where you can request an IB transcript. You will need your personal code, which is a 6 figure alphanumeric code listed at the bottom of your IB Diploma or Certificate.
Director of Admissions Paul Teulon of King's College London explains why, in his opinion, IB is such good preparation for university. Read his article from IB Review magazine attached to the bottom of the College page.
Read about the IB program's impact on Rainier Beach High School in this article in The Seattle Times from March 17, 2015.
The Elite Squeeze by Frank Bruni (Time Magazine, 3/30/2015) explains how although top schools appear more exclusive than ever, a high-quality education has never been easier to find. He says the key to getting a great education is not having your heart set on any one school and not fetishizing the idea of exclusivity. Find the article attached to the bottom of the College page.
Preparing for IB Sciences: Information on how to help your student prepare for IB Science courses has been added to the Prospective Students: IB Classes page.
An IB Information Night for 9th and 10th graders and their parents will be held January 26th. The powerpoint and documents from last year are available at the bottom of the Prospective Students: IB Program of Study page of this website. Handouts include: IB Brochure; Washington State's IB Brochure; IB Math Options at Skyline; 10 Reasons Why Poster; What College Admissions Reps Say About IB. For more information contact the IB Coordinator, Elizabeth Lund at email@example.com.
An IB Information Night for 7th and 8th graders and their parents will be held February 23rd. The powerpoint and documents from last year are available at the bottom of the Prospective Students: IB Program of Study page of this website. Handouts include: IB Brochure; Washington State's IB Brochure; IB Math Options at Skyline; 10 Reasons Why Poster; What College Admissions Reps Say About IB; IB Career Program. For more information contact the IB Coordinator, Elizabeth Lund at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This blog entry discusses a research study on the long term impacts of IB on the lives of graduates. The full study is available through a link to IB's public website in the blog entry.
A Detailed Breakdown of the conditions students need to meet to achieve the IB diploma, along with the Diploma Points Matrix which shows how students can achieve the 3 extra points from their TOK and EE work, is attached to the bottom of the IB Exams page.
IB in Washington State: Take a look at this flyer about IB in Washington State at the bottom of the links page.
In the publication Inside Higher Ed, a study finds that while liberal arts graduates in fields like history start off slowly in the job market, they catch up and exceed their pre-professional degree peers in mid-life when it's peak earnings time, if they've also earned an advanced degree. Read about it here: Liberal Arts Grads Win Long Term
10 Reasons Why the IB Diploma Program is ideal preparation for university...
Read through the IB Organization's powerpoint of research findings about the IB Diploma program attached to the Links page.
IB Information Nights are held each year in January and February. The documents and powerpoints from the 2015 meetings are attached to the Prospective Students: IB Program of Study page. In lieu of our student panel that spoke, take a look at this video, produced by the Gates Foundation. The students in the video reflect many of the same thoughts our students expressed about the program.