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    To our IB Students and Families,


    The International Baccalaureate Organization has announced that the May examinations for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.


    As an organization, it is critical for the IB to ensure that the options it provides its global community of IB World Schools are based on compassion and fairness for the difficult circumstances that its students and educators are experiencing. As a result, based on considerable advice from stakeholders across the globe, including schools, students, universities and official bodies, the IB has determined what it believes to be the most responsible and ethical way forward.


    The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between 30 April and 22 May for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates will no longer be held.  


    Students will be awarded a score for courses they registered for 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.   Because all students currently registered for exams in May will receive a score from IB there will be no refunds or cancelations of courses moving forward.  Students are expected to complete their Internal Assessments per their teachers requirements and any other course work during the 3rd trimester required by their teacher.  This will help to show their teacher their knowledge of the material as we report information back to IB.   


    A special note about IB Art and Music... all items are required to be uploaded and scores will be determined based on all these components.  The only component that will not occur for these subjects is the May Music external exam.  Therefore students need to work on the required components and discuss deadlines with their teacher and email Ms. Brown with questions or concerns.


    We know parents and students will have many questions. The IB will share full details and FAQs with us and on their website by 27 March 2020.


    For any other questions, please contact Ashley Brown through email Ashley.brown@ahschools.us


    Thank you and stay well.


    The IB Organization and your IB Coordinators (Ms. Brown and Mr. Baker-Raivo)