International Baccalaureate at Edmonds Woodway

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a rigorous diploma series available to students who live in the Edmonds-Woodway High School (EWHS) service area only and to students who have qualified as gifted/highly capable according to State WAC’s and District policy.

Students can only enter the IB program at the beginning of their ninth grade year.

Students can access the IB Program at Edmonds-Woodway in any of the following ways:

· Current eighth grade students who have been previously identified as Gifted/Highly Capable – and who are enrolled in our district’s Gifted Middle Program – may choose to enroll in IB as their Highly Capable Continuum of Services to meet Washington State and Edmonds School District requirements for gifted students. Eighth graders must select their High School Advanced Option by January 31, 2017.

· Current eighth grade students with a Gifted/Highly Capable designation who declined placement or did not remain in our district’s Gifted Middle Program must take the Cognitive Abilities Test on December 10, 2016, the Multidisciplinary Selection Committee, (MSC), will convene to determine if the IB program is the correct placement for each student. Students that would like to pursue this option must turn in a Referral packet by November 29, 2016.

· Current eighth grade students who live outside of the EWHS service area – and who have not already qualified as “Gifted/Highly Capable” – will need to take the Cognitive Abilities Test on December 10, 2016, and must qualify as "Gifted/Highly Capable." The MSC will meet to determine if the IB program is the correct placement for each student. If a student would like to pursue this option, they will need to submit a referral packet by November 29, 2016.

· Students who live in the EWHS service area can register for IB classes based on a space-available basis.

The IB Program is not open to any out-of-district students. Referrals for out-of-district students will not be processed.

Please Note: Change in District Policy (beginning with the class of 2019) - In order to maintain enrollment at Edmonds Woodway High School, highly capable/gifted students from the Lynnwood, Meadowdale, and Mountlake Terrace service areas must maintain a full Honors course load during Grades 9 and 10, and then work to complete the full-IB diploma during grades 11 and 12. Students who do not maintain the full IB program will be returned to their home high school at the end of the semester.

If you are not certain which high school program is right for your student, please review Worldwide IB Diploma Program.

For more information contact Becky Cass, K-12 Hi-Cap Specialist 425-431-7157, or David Quinn, IB Coordinator, 425-431-6168.

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