The International Baccalaureate program aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.
Columbia River High School was authorized as an IB World School in 1994. This magnet program draws students from all areas of Clark County. Admission to this rigorous four-year program is by competitive application based on prior academic success, interest and motivation, and the student’s desire to engage in the IB’s Learner Profile traits. IB students are inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective.
Students in 9th and 10th grades enter as a part of our Honors program, then choose to begin the IB Diploma Program (DP) or IB Career-related Program (CP) in 11th grade. Our 9th and 10th grade Honors program classes are taught with an international perspective and are designed to prepare students for the rigors of university-level coursework required of the International Baccalaureate Program classes in 11th and 12th grades.