PHS International Baccalaureate graduates get jump start on college credits – 93% earn full IB diploma

Congratulations to the 2019 graduating Poudre High School International Baccalaureate program graduates for earning full IB diplomas. These outstanding students exceeded the national and international average for diploma completion and individual exam scores. 

Results showed that 93 percent of the IB senior class of 2019 earned their full IB diploma, far outpacing the international average of 79 percent and the national average of 70 percent. In addition, the average score earned by the 125 PHS upperclassmen who sat for IB exams was 5.0, well above the passing score of 4. 

The rigorous two-year diploma program requires students to complete major self-directed projects, community service work and collegiate-level coursework. Each senior leaves high school with at least 24 college credits applicable at any public Colorado college or university.

In order to graduate, students took end-of-course exams in the subjects they studied – English, a second language, math, history, science and the arts.

“The staff at PHS is incredibly proud of the achievements of our 2019 IB graduates,” IB Director and Assistant Principal Cori Hixon said. “These students represent some of the finest compassionate, open-minded, and motivated individuals who undoubtedly have much to offer their communities.  And, along with the social skills obtained in the IB program, academically they have the skills needed to tackle future pursuits.  We wish them the best and celebrate their accomplishments.”