Consider different perspectives. Gain awareness and confidence. Think critically. Reflect.
Students in ninth and 10th grades enter as a part of the Honors program, then begin the full IB program in 11th grade. Ninth- 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 International Baccalaureate Program classes in 11th and 12th grades.
The IB curriculum will challenge students 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.
Columbia River’s Diploma Program is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of study that prepares students for success at university and life beyond. The Diploma Program develops a positive attitude toward learning and emphasizes the development of the whole student—physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
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.
The IB Program at Columbia River High School also has a second option, the Career-related Program. Students can select the path that makes the most sense for their future. The Career-related Program incorporates the values of the IB into a career-related pathway. Currently, Columbia River offers career-related pathway options in computer science and digital arts (video, photo and graphic design), with a plan to expand the program options each year. Future expansions include pathway options in marketing, education, mechatronics and health sciences. Students who complete this program are well equipped to enter into apprenticeships or higher education, or go directly into competitive employment.