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International Baccalaureate

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The International Baccalaureate® (IB) program at Kennewick High School offers a rigorous academic curriculum for motivated students. Participants have the option to select specific IB subjects or undertake a comprehensive course load to pursue the prestigious IB Diploma. Freshmen and sophomores embark on pre-IB courses, while juniors and seniors engage in IB courses and exams.

Attaining the IB Diploma provides a valuable edge in university admissions, particularly for institutions with selective policies. Furthermore, it may be recognized as a year of college, and exemplary performance could lead to advanced placement in specific areas.

The IB assessments, encompassing both external and internal evaluations, emphasize advanced academic skills and promote an international perspective. Evaluation is based on individual performance against established standards, prioritizing merit over comparative rank.

  • For more information about IB, click HERE.
  • For IB Diploma Program assessments and exams process, click HERE.

IB Shadow Day: Tuesday January 16, 2024

Discover the academic challenges and competitive advantages of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Kennewick High School through our "Shadow Day" experience. Spend a day alongside a current IB student, gaining insights into the program's structure and rigor. Whether you choose specific IB subjects or pursue the full IB Diploma, the program offers a unique academic journey. Freshmen and sophomores engage in pre-IB courses, while juniors and seniors tackle IB courses and exams. Completing the IB diploma enhances university applications, offering advanced placement or credit. Seize the opportunity to explore IB firsthand and set yourself on a path to academic excellence and future success.

Complete and submit the registration form: 2024 IB Shadow Day



David Piper
English Teacher/IB Coordinator
Kennewick High School
(509) 222-5905


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