Alcuin School, a leader in Montessori and International Baccalaureate® education, today announced that for the second consecutive year, our graduates have received a 100% pass rate for the 2018-2019 International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme. This major milestone puts Alcuin among a few select schools in the U.S. and internationally to achieve this outstanding accomplishment, compared to the world IB pass rate of 78.4%.
Alcuin’s Class of 2019 has received offers of admission from highly recognized research institutions and premier liberal arts colleges from across the country including Bucknell University, Texas A&M, Chapman University, Purdue University, Clemson University and many more! Alcuin’s 2019 grads have received more than $1.2 million in scholarships, and they join an IB DP alumni community of more than 1.7 million graduates in 152 countries worldwide.
“It has been an amazing journey for the Class of 2019, and as our second graduating class they are truly among Alcuin’s educational trailblazers,” says Walter Sorensen, Alcuin Head of School. "Given the level of rigor and dedicated study required to do well in the IB Diploma, I continue to be exceedingly proud of the results for our graduates.”
In order to earn the IB Diploma, students must take six IB courses (at least three of them over two years), score a total of at least 24 points on cumulative exams, complete a 4,000-word Extended Essay, pass a Theory of Knowledge class, and demonstrate a two-year commitment to Creativity, Activity and Service.
For students who meet these rigorous criteria, there are many benefits associated with earning the IB Diploma. Evidence shows that IB Diploma Programme students tend to go on to tertiary study at higher rates than their peers, are admitted more often to selective institutions, and tend to perform better in their post-secondary studies, including higher rates of post-secondary education.
Once more, Alcuin’s IB Diploma students have excelled. According to Sorensen, the students’ success is attributed to their dedication, resilience and hard work and these academic results are a real credit to this remarkable group of high achievers.
“Our exceptional Montessori and IB education provides two world-class curricula with a life-enriching experience that cultivates the potential of our students from 18 months to 18 years old,” says Sorensen. “Alcuin inspires innovative thinkers and passionate learners, and we know that there is no limit to what our students can achieve. I am truly delighted for yet another year with 100% pass rate. Alcuin remains committed to helping our students achieve outstanding levels of academic excellence as our IB program continues to flourish.”
About Alcuin School
A vibrant, nurturing, coeducational academic community serving students from toddler to 12th grade, Alcuin School uses the Montessori and International Baccalaureate program methods to foster critical thinking and a lifelong passion for learning. With faculty support, students at Alcuin School are eager to embrace change, question the status quo, and prepare for their future as leaders in a global society. For more information, please visit www.alcuinschool.org.