Students who complete the Chippewa International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma will be provided the equivalent of one full year of university credits to Nipissing University as a result of a recent policy implementation. Under the new rules, students who successfully complete the IB program with at least six subjects, including three at a higher level, with a score of at least 24/45, will be considered for admission, with eligibility to receive credits for all IB courses (both standard level (SL) and higher level (HL)) completed with a score of 5 or higher.
“This is another example of how our Near North District School Board establishes and maintains programing partnerships within our community to benefit our students. We are very proud of our long-standing relationship with Nipissing University and we look forward to future growth initiatives. The strength of this program recognized at the post-secondary level speaks to the high quality of our program. Chippewa IB scores are consistently above comparable program scores across the country. This international program offers an extensive selection of courses which provides students with a great opportunity for post-secondary success.” Jay Aspin, Chair
Chippewa’s IB program, accredited in 2015, is a magnet program of the Near North District School Board. The IB Diploma Program is internationally recognized as representing one of the highest standards in university preparatory education.
There are two upcoming information nights being held at Chippewa Secondary School for parents of students interested in exploring the IB program. The first, on February 6th at 6:30PM, is for the parents of students currently enrolled in the pre-IB program in grade ten. The second information night is for parents of prospective grade nine students on February 13th at 6:30PM.
For more information, please contact:
Information and Communications Officer
P: (705) 472-8170 ext. 5010