At Lowcountry Preparatory School, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Diploma Program, every member of Class of 2019 earned an IB Certificate, and of the ten who tested for the full IB Diploma, six earned it. Two additional seniors came within a mere point of the diploma.
According to the IB World School, “The IB Diploma Program is an academically challenging and balanced program of education, with final examinations, that prepares students aged 16 to 19 for success at university and in life beyond. The program has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.”
IB World Schools exist in 156 countries worldwide. Of note, policies vary by college and university, but both can accept IB certificates for college credit.
“A lot of eyes were on our seniors,” said Head of School Scott Gibson III. “We spent three years to complete the IB authorization process, and this is only our second senior class to pursue IB Certificates and IB Diplomas. We needed the Class of 2019 to prove to our community that our students and our teachers can deliver in IB. They did.”
Seniors who earned the IB Diploma include Blake Errico, John Kong, Peyton Little, Greta Mauch, Joseph Ray and Linda Zhang. Seniors earning IB Certificates included those six plus Kaitlin Bellune, Wenqi Chen, Josiah Cohen, Blanton-Harris Cox, Alice Dong, Alexandra Gebbia, Choe Mashburn, Albert Miller, Katherine Mundy, Molly Rumph, Eileen Starnes, Trinity Tison and Ellis Todd.