AZIBS

Arizona International Baccalaureate Schools

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  • North High School has a DP senior who was selected as a Questbridge College Match Scholarship. In the past 10 years, only two other NCHS students have received this scholarship!

  • Anthem K-8:  All Anthem math teachers will be going to training in February as well as their partner school FHS.

  • A Madison Meadows 5th grader researched the homeless situation in Phoenix and decided to collect water. He wrote a letter to the principal with his plan, he recorded a video announcement to share with students and reached out to his Tai Kwon Do studio for help. He will collect water for the homeless until the end of April!

  • North High School has 43 DP candidates this year!

  • Verde Valley School was recently ranked #15 on the list of Best Boarding Schools in the US by thebestschools.org, which makes them the #1 boarding school in Arizona and the #1 IB boarding school in the US!!

  • Millennnium High School IB Senior Daphne Faber is a Flinn Scholarship finalist and Trinity Manuelito was accepted to MIT!

  • Odyssey Institute class of 2019 has adopted and implemented the Produc on Wheels Without Waste Program as a CAS project. This is a monthly program that brings in produce not purchased by stores for community members to purchase at a discounted cost. They organize, volunteer, set up, tear down and market the product. Thousands of pounds produce were served to 3,000 community members. Also Odyssey, DP film scholars are creating PSA to serve their community.

  • Westwood High School MYP History students will be helping the Mesa Southwest Museum to host an open-house at the Mesa Grande Cultural Center (a Hohokam archeological site) as historical re-enactors of people that have helped preserve the site over the last 150 years. (Save the date: February 23 from 10am-12pm)

  • Madison Simis parents are coming to share their culture at Culture Day. Students will learn, wonder, research and reflect after experiencing various cultures from the community! 

  • Willow Canyon High School Principal has committed to have 5-7 IB teachers attend IB training (this summer) to include Lit A, Lang & Lit A, ToK, Biology, Chemistry and 2 Math teachers!

  • EDUPRIZEl has twice as many students taking IB assessments this year as in the previous 2 years combined!

  • Mesa Academy recently celebrated their National Blue Ribbon Award. Students read short essays that focused on the Learner Profile and on the link between academic excellence and that fact that they are an IB MYP School. The icing on this celebratory cake was the reading of these essays, written and read by two students in Mandarin and Spanish!

  • Tempe Acadmey of International Studies just submitted their units for BQC! Over 1,600 pages of IB units, evaluations and summative! They also have a whole-school interdisciplinary project: Rube Goldberg machines.

  • Ironwood High School students have achieved: National Officer for FBLA, 2 Flinn finalists, 1 National Merit finalist and a 3-time national 1st place in Vocal Music.

  • IB Academy at Estrella Mountain MYP NJHS planned and executed a Leadership Day for all 6th-8th grade MYP students. The students were put into groups with a mix of 6th-8th graders who cooperated and completed Field Day events.

  • Florence High School alumnae Dane Zambrano and Rebecca Callahan are moving into graduate and professional studies programs in Europe. Alumnus Manolito Ramirez is entering a graduate program at ASU. FHS is gearing up to implement MYP. Their candidacy begins in March, and cohorts of teachers are traveling for their training.

  • North Canyon High School finished their 5-year review in July of 2018 with "no matters to be addressed"! AND North Canyon High School has been approved for three new IB courses in 2019-2020- Psychology, ESS, and Film.

  •  Barry Goldewater High School students saw a need for Learner Profile poster options, so they designed, produced and are now marketing their fantastic creations.

  • Summit Academy earned an A rating from the state! Their Art Club also did a service learning activity with the Tranquility Trails Animal Sanctuary.

  • Kyrene Middle School is revamping their PBIS program to align more closely with IB Learner Profile attributes and ATL skills.

  • Willow Canyon IB grad C. Cockey just graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and he is earning six figures working 3 weeks per month!

  • Desert Mountain High School is wrapping up 5 weeks of 8th graders shadowing with DP programme students. Students visited from all over the valley including Scottsdale Prep, Basis Phx, Basis Scottsdale.

  • Chandler High School had their first IB Shadow Day to great success. Their 8th grade visitors shadowed 9th grade MYP students.

  • Academy @ Estrella earned their A+ School of Excellence rating this year! Congrats!

  • Mesa Academy just had their authorization visit this month- everybody had a chance to show off their awesome school. 

  • Eduprize High School registration this year is double of the previous two years combined. A significant portion of the growth has come through the Math SL course.

  • Cactus Shadows High School IB Biology students participated in an IB Biology Symposium at CSHS, presenting their research on trial cancer therapies. Administrators, teachers, parents, and peers attended and the presentations were phenomenal!

  • Moutain View Prep teachers participate in instructional rounds by visiting other classrooms once a month to find good things and share strategies for great teaching.

  • Westwood High School just won the 2018 Arizona Robotics State Championships!

  • Tempe Academy 8th graders recently held a whole-school voting event. They had five rooms that 6th and 7th graders visited: Prop Agenda, Research, Voting Room, Modern Voting Obstacle Course, and Jim Crow Voting Obstacle Course.

  • Anthem K-8 administrators attended the Head of Schools trainings in October. Staff begins training in January-their candidacy visit will begin in March! 

  • Millennium High School students helped to conduct a Governing Board forum through the MHS Action Club.

  • Mountainside Middle School (candidate school) has just begun a dedicated MYP Community Project classs and it has hit the ground running!

  • Madison Meadows is starting a self-study.

  • Madison Simis 4th grader took it upon herself to hep the needy over the Thanksgiving holiday. She made her own signs to hold outside stores asking shoppers to donate turkeys to St. Mary's Food Bank and donated a large number of turkeys as a result!

  • Cholla High School is celebrating their 10th graduating IB class on their 50th anniversary!

  • Kyrene Middle School rallied to provide 4 below-the-knee prosthetics to children in Africa, as well as 400 pairs of socks to the local community. Students who participated learned about developing nations, culture, geography and economy.

  • Nogales High School is constantly raising their participation numbers!

  • Chandler High School IB Programme is growing. More teachers are trained and embracing the IB Learner Profile concepts in their lessons!

  • Madison Meadows student took his community project idea and made it a reality in his new high school. He worked with new friends to start a Gay Straight Alliance within the first 2 weeks of school!

  • Westwood High School's Model UN travels internationally every year. Last year they took 2nd place in Dubai and next April they plan to travel to Thailand.

  • Chandler High School IB Career Programme students are collaborating on a service project with a school in India. They are developing a computer program for taking attendance and working to identify and provide support for other needs.

  • Ironwood High School senior IB students are working with Desert Botanical Garden to develop a game to use with elementary students on Sustainable Spaces.

  • Willow Canyon High School had 21 of their 25 seniors earn the IB Diploma! Those are the best results they have had to date. Also, they’ve added Visual Arts, Psychology HL and Math SL/HL this year.

  • Madison Simis has decided to move to online portfolios by adopting the online program “Seesaw”. They are excited to move away from plastic binders for IB portfolios to digital schoolwide!

  • IB Academy @ Estrella Mountain was awarded the A+ School of Excellence award this past year.

  • Mountainside Middle School is off and running in their first year of IB MYP. They converted to an 8-period day and spent the first three days doing a schoolwide MYP introductory lesson in all classes.

  • Florence High School has added IB Global Politics and Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences. Both have been very popular and will be moving from SL to HL by Spring Registration.

  • Coconino High School is awaiting news that they will be an IB DP school.

  • Verde Valley School has two Junior IB Diploma candidates who have applied for, and are now organizing a Ted X event, which will happen on December 8th.

  • Cactus Shadows High School students helped to spearhead “Rock the District”, a community event that raises funds for Cave Creek Education Foundation, which donates money and technology to community schools. Rock the District has raised over $200,000 in the past 8 years.

  • Millennium High School IB candidate Mia Johnson starred in the Valley Youth Theater’s rendition of “Newsies” as Medda Larkson at the Herberger Theater last weekend.   Click here to learn more.

  • Andalucia Middle School is currently in the application process to become an IB school, set to open for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Sinagua Middle School in Flagstaff is now officially an IB School! Welcome!

  • Anthem K-8 in Florence has completed and submitted their application to IB and are looking forward to implementing the program fully next school year.

  • Westwood High School is proud to have a 2018 MYP and DP Student of the Year as well as the MYP Teacher of the Year for 2018.

  • The 1st annual Arizona IB Student Conference on March 19, 2018 at GCU was a huge success with over 70 participants from 6 IB World School coming together for the event!

  • Madison Meadows Parent Group is funding their IB Coordinator to go to the IB Global Conference in San Diego!

  • Ironwood High School drama teacher Lyman Akers was selected as AZ Thespian of the Year!

  • Ironwood High School’s 2018 grads completed the Extreme Adventure Course in Flagstaff recently.

  • Millennium High School student Natasha Loving is a Flinn Scholar winner.

  • Buckeye Union High School student Anthony Hernandez is a Dorrance Scholarship finalist.

  • Florence High School IB students attended a lecture with British poet and author Ian Harris. His collection of poems, “Cold Music” is used in their ToK class.

  • Desert Mountain High School IB Art Show is going on now through the 3rd week of April in the Palomino Library in Scottsdale.

  • Madison Simis 4th graders are starting Exhibition with great guidance from their teachers!

  • Canyon del Oro High School has doubled the number of students in DP courses by offering IB Certificate Pathways.

  • Cactus Shadows High School IB seniors visited Spain and Italy over Spring Break, visiting locations that they studied in IB History and IB World Language.

  • Quail Run Elementary School 6th graders are participating in Exhibition activities from April 13-20 in city parks, shelters and food banks.

  • Westwood High School’s Model UN team was the first ever team from the U.S. to attend the Dubai International Conference. They competed against 800 students from 9 countries!

  • Cholla High School IB Arabic students traveled to Qatar for an International Conference to present their service projects.

  • Tempe Academy of International Studies celebrated International Mindedness with an all-school Amazing Race where students traveled all over the world competing in mental and physical challenges that represented the continent.

  • Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies won the National Academic League title.

  • Summit Academy students Morgan McMullion and Ryder Jimenez won 1st place in the State in their category for National History Day in March at ASU and will move on to Nationals!

  • Westwood High School has 3 students who won full scholarships to NSLI-Y (National Security Language Immersion Youth) this summer. They will travel to India, China and South Korea to study foreign language. Only 500 students are chosen nationwide!

  • Canyon del Oro now offers students the option of full IB DP or IBCertificate (Pathway students can take 1-3 IB courses). This opens IB to more students.

  • Mountain View Prep 4th grade IB students are raising money for a foot pump for water for a village in Africa.

  • Millennium High School CAS students are partnering with “Steps of Love” in Rocky Point, Mexico to facilitate educational opportunities for 3 – 13 year old children.

  • Mesa Academy now has artificial turf in the student yard! The students now have a grassy area to eat lunch and play.

  • Cactus Shadows High School classes of 2018-2019 are producing the Talent Show and proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders. The Talent Show is scheduled for January 26th.

  • Tempe Academy of International Studies collaborated with ASU International Student Engagement for International Mindedness Week; they learned African dancing, Native American storytelling and Mariachi Music/Folklorico dancing to promote and encourage international mindedness.

  • Madison Meadows Middle School PE teacher Phil Johnson has developed units that grow from 5th to 6th grade-teaching through specific sports and diving deeper as students grow.

  • Florence High School math teacher Stephanie Carver is a new teacher totally knocking it out of the park with IB Math!

  • Madison Simis just purchased 3 additional Chrome Book carts for teacher use so students can do more research.

  • Westwood High School is proud to announce that we have 10 National Merit Commended Scholars in the 2018 competition – all IB students!

  • North High School is expanding their IB program by adding Psychology and Environmental Systems and Studies coming Fall of 2018!

  • Chandler High School, all 5 National Merit Scholars are IB DP or CP candidates!

  • Chandler High School IB Booster Club held a Goodwill Donation Drive in September and collected 15,000 lbs. of donations! Goodwill gifted them with $1,000 for their efforts.

  • Summit Academy is participating in a charity run next Wednesday, Nov. 22 to raise money for Wounded Warriors.

  • Odyssey Institute 6th – 9th grade teachers are designing math lessons that are differentiated by utilizing station work to meet the individual needs of all students.

  • Westwood High School just completed its 9th annual Leadership Institute for all IB students in the program.

  • Desert Mountain High School had over 180 people attend their IB Information Night.

  • Tempe IB Academy Welcomes Teachers from Mexico- Click here for the story

  • Ironwood High School IB students are designing a Peace Pole reflection are for their campus 

  • Willow Canyon High School has doubled their number of Diploma Candidates and Recipients

  • Desert Mountain High School has begun the MVP candidacy process at Mountainside Middle School

  • Nogales High School 2017 grads Athena Daman and Diego Garcia have gone to Princeton and Notre Dame

  • Summit Academy teachers Brittany Schriber and Dotti Craw won MYP and PYP Teacher of the Year

  • Canyon Del Oro High now offers IB Lit and Performance

  • Verde Valley High School just sent their 2000th Backpack for Hungry Kids home

  • Madison Simis' Parent Organization is offering IB Teacher Grants for resources, workshops, books, etc...

  • Westwood High School 2017 IB Grads were awarded over $14 million in scholarships among 64 grads

  • Mountain View Preparatory PYP students organized a donation drive for victims of Hurricane Harvey

  • Millenium High School increased student participation by 65% this year

  • Odyssey Institute students are committed to gaining understanding and application of the material they are learning verus just achieving the highest score