19 UAHS seniors qualify as International Baccalaureate Diploma candidates

The IB Diploma candidates posing outside the high schoolUpper Arlington High School is pleased to announce that 19 seniors have qualified as International Baccalaureate Diploma candidates for the 2018-2019 school year.

The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous, two-year comprehensive curriculum for grades 11 and 12 that seeks to prepare students for postsecondary study through courses and instructional techniques that emphasize critical thinking, effective self-expression in presenting and defending one’s point of view, application of knowledge, and an international focus. 

Students complete coursework in IB subjects, complete all internal assessments and sit for external examinations. To receive the IB Diploma, a student must successfully take one course from each of six groups, three courses at Standard Level (one- or two-year courses) and three courses at Higher Level (two-year courses).

Nineteen students in the UAHS Class of 2019 have qualified as candidates based on their IB coursework during grade 11 and continued commitment to the IB Diploma Programme during their senior year. The students are:
  • Lujain A.
  • Josephine B.
  • Ruth B.
  • Dylan C.
  • Allen C.
  • Oscar C.
  • Nick D.
  • Will G.
  • Paige G.
  • Anna G.
  • Clara G.
  • Claudia G.
  • Richard J.
  • Diego L.
  • Miranda M.
  • Zain P.
  • Paige P.
  • Bridget R.
  • Max W.
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) approved Upper Arlington High School to offer the IB Diploma Programme, beginning in the 2004-2005 school year. The IBO is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding students understanding of the world. Currently, there are approximately 5,000 IB schools in more than 163 countries. 

Universities around the world recognize the IB Diploma as an admissions credential and recognize it as the single best preparation for university. Many universities offer IB scholarships, multiple credits for Higher Level courses, and sophomore status to Diploma recipients.

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