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,


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