Attention IB Students!3/25/2020
On May 23, 2020, we received the following communication from the International Baccalaureate Organization regarding the May 2020 exam session:
To our IB Students and Families,
The International Baccalaureate Organization has announced that the May examinations for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
As an organization, it is critical for the IB to ensure that the options it provides its global community of IB World Schools are based on compassion and fairness for the difficult circumstances that its students and educators are experiencing. As a result, based on considerable advice from stakeholders across the globe, including schools, students, universities and official bodies, the IB has determined what it believes to be the most responsible and ethical way forward.
- The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between 30 April and 22 May for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates will no longer be held.
- Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on the student's coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.
- We know parents and students will have many questions. The IB will share full details and FAQs with us and on their website by 27 March 2020.As an IB World School we are obviously disappointed to see this news. Unfortunately, we will have no additional answers - regarding payments, how scores will be calculated or other questions - until March 27th. Students registered for 2020 IB Assessment can expect an update at that time. We have greatly missed working with CHS students during the recent closure, and we hope that this communication finds your families safe and well. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
Jennifer Wiandt Owens
IB Coordinator/TOK Teacher
Cleveland High School