Greetings River Community:
Our students, their well-being and their progression in future stages of life have been at the forefront of our thinking as we respond to this extraordinary pandemic.
As an organization, it is critical for us to ensure that the options we provide our global community of IB World schools are based on compassion for our students and teachers and, fairness for the difficult circumstances our students and educators are experiencing. We are grateful for your patience and consideration.
As a result, the IB with considerable advisement from stakeholders across the globe including schools, students, universities and official bodies has determined the most responsible and ethical way forward. The IB will be taking the following actions for the 2020 May Examination session:
The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between 30 April and 22 May for Diploma Programme and Course 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 student’s coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.
Full details and FAQs will be sent to schools by 27 March 2020. You can read initial FAQs on our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update page.
Alex Otoupal, Principal
Columbia River High School