AZIBS

Arizona International Baccalaureate Schools

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  • 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