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Apply for the rigorous worldwide university preparation Pre-Baccalaureate (ninth and 10th grades) and International Baccalaureate (11th and 12th grades) magnets located at Columbia River High School.

The IB curriculum will challenge you to develop expertise in all subjects, as well as skills for success in college and the global economy. Courses are offered in English/literature, math, French, Spanish, German, history, psychology, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, art, music and film/moviemaking.

Complete one or more IB courses—and exams—and you could receive college credit recognized at institutions throughout the world. Complete the entire IB diploma program and you could receive priority admission to top universities, increased college credit and additional scholarship opportunities.

Application process

The application process is designed to measure your interest, motivation, academic performance and writing skills. The process begins with the online application, followed by a transcript and standardized assessment grade and score review. An on-site interview and a writing sample will complete the application process.

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I with an A or B grade.

Apply online during the magnet program application period, which typically begins in mid-January. If the deadline to apply has passed, please inquire about availability by contacting the IB coordinator.

Julie Nygaard
International Baccalaureate coordinator
360-313-3900

Sample four-year plan

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
PB English 9 PB English 10 IB English 11 IB English Seminar
PB Biology PB Chemistry IB Biology 2,
IB Chemistry 2 or
IB Physics
IB Biology 3,
IB Chemistry 3 or
IB Physics 2
PB Geometry or higher PB Algebra 2 or higher IB Pre-Calculus/
Trig/Stats or higher
or IB Math Studies
IB Calculus Methods or higher or
IB Math Studies 2
World Language: Spanish, French or German (same language all four years) World Language: Spanish, French or German (same language all four years) World Language: Spanish, French or German (same language all four years) World Language: Spanish, French or German (same language all four years)
Elective: PE and Health PB World Themes IB History of Americas IB Modern World History
Art Elective or Occupational Education Elective Elective: Visual Art, Music, Video Production, Photography or Pottery Elective: IB Art,
IB Music, IB Film,
IB Photography,
IB Pottery, IB Psychology, IB Computer Science, Second World Language or Second IB Science
Elective: IB Art,
IB Music, IB Film,
IB Photography,
IB Pottery,  IB Psychology, IB Computer Science, Second World Language or Second IB Science
Theory of Knowledge (second semester) Theory of Knowledge (first semester)

Recognition

  • IB diploma
  • IB certificate

Certification

  • Washington State Career Skills Certificate
    • Basic Digital Photography
    • Video Production