Columbia River is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-related Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
Columbia River High School is currently in the process of becoming approved to offer the career-related program as a part of the IB pathway options at River, with planned implementation in Fall of 2020. The career-related program (CP) incorporates the values of the IB into a career-related pathway. Columbia River High School will offer career-related pathway options in Computer Science and Digital Arts (Video, Photo, and Graphic Design) in its first year. Students who complete this program are well equipped to enter into apprenticeships, higher education, or directly into employment.
Current freshmen and sophomores interested in beginning the program their junior year should check in with Morgan Parker in the Student Pathways Center. Students who have not yet started high school will apply as a part of the magnet application and will be assessed based on interest and motivation, connection to a career-related pathway, written communication skills and interview.