International baccalaureate information meeting next week

Highland only public English-speaking high school on Vancouver Island to offer IBPD

Highland Secondary is the only public English-speaking High School on Vancouver Island offering the internationally renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

There will be an information session on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 7-9 p.m. for all families interested in learning more about the program.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme provides a rigorous, academically-focused education recognized at prestigious universities worldwide.

The IBDP is for students in Grades 11 and 12 who wish to transform their high school experience and prepare themselves for success at university and beyond. Students can take a full slate of IB courses or choose a combination of regular and IB classes, earning advanced IB credit for each IB course they complete. Students also have the option to take one or more IB classes at the honours level, enjoying the challenge of IB courses but being exempt from the IB exams in their Grade 12 year.

IB courses are roughly the equivalent of Grade 11, Grade 12 and first year university content. As such, IB students can gain credit for university level classes during high school. In fact, some IB students earn credit for their entire first year of university. Universities recognize IB students as excellent candidates for admission, and IB students are eligible for generous scholarships based on their IB grades.

If you have a daughter or son who loves to learn, who needs a challenging and engaging educational environment shared with others with a similar desire to succeed, you need to learn about the IBDP.

Highland is hosting an informational evening to explain the IBDP and its many advantages on Jan. 27 from 7-9 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. A representative from UBC will be on hand to explain the advantages of an IB education from the point of view of one of the best respected post-secondary institutions in the country.

FMI, check out the school website at, the Facebook page at, or email the co-ordinator,


Just Posted

Pride Society of the Comox Valley set to kick off week-long celebration

The organization is celebrating Pride Week with a variety of events to bring the community together.

Major private donation to Kus-kus-sum project

Frank and Bobbi Denton, longtime residents of the Comox Valley, have donated… Continue reading

CONTEST: Win a pair of tickets to Sunfest Country Music Festival

Make sure to Like the Comox Valley Record’s Facebook page

3L happy with CVRD staff reversal of ruling

Company’s request for minor amendment to RGS was announced as defeated Tuesday, overturned Wednesday

Nickel Carnival coming to Courtenay

Families welcome for games, face painting, food and more

Here’s what you need to know about Day 1 at the BC Games

All 18 events kick off on the track, riding ring, fields, courts and lake in the Cowichan Valley

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018… Continue reading

Windshield completes Spitfire re-construction

Comox Valley resident donated plane part to museum

VIDEO: How to throw a frisbee

Ultimate frisbee player Amy Mackay shows off the proper technique

Site C dam project plagued by problems: expert

E. Harvey Elwin expresses concern about internal BC Hydro and government documents

Seal attacks kayakers in the Broughton Archipelago

“It has to be one chance in a million of this happening.”

Victoria-area park sign removed after glitch redirects to porn site

Resident looking to learn more about workout equipment discovered the problem code

Special Olympic athletes take on BC Games during special anniversary

Known as the Global Day of Inclusion, July 20 marks the first Special Olympics in 1968 in Chicago

Scammers dressed as Mounties threaten to arrest senior if she doesn’t cough up cash

Pair of fraudulent officers threaten to arrest 90-year-old woman

Most Read