PHS International Baccalaureate graduates excel - 91% earn IB diplomas

PHS grads throw caps in the air.

Congratulations, to the 2022 graduating Poudre High School International Baccalaureate program graduates for earning full IB diplomas. These outstanding students exceeded the national and international averages for diploma completion, according to results released July 6, 2022 by the International Baccalaureate organization. 

Ninety-one percent of the IB senior class of 2022 earned their full IB diploma, which guarantees a minimum of 24 elective credit hours at many universities and translates to a savings of $5,000 to $12,000 in college tuition.  

What’s more, completion of the IB diploma  is evidence of participation in a program of study that challenges students academically, personally, and socially and prepares them with skills to work collaboratively; manage their time; think critically and problem solve; advocate for themselves and ask questions to understand and clarify ideas.

“We are proud of our graduating seniors who demonstrated solid academic achievement and global citizenship even while navigating disruptions in learning amid the pandemic,” IB Director and PHS Assistant Principal Cori Hixon said. 

Last year, four of the IB candidates who finished the program were native Spanish speakers and two were first-generation students. 

“Our dedicated IB staff recognize the benefits of an IB education for all students and the resulting statistics validate our belief that all students can participate in an IB education, regardless of ethnic or socioeconomic background,” said Hixon.