IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: MAY 2020 IB EXAMS
The May 2020 IB Exam session has been cancelled. Please see this letter from the IBO:
While the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in our time, the IB is working on a solution to the award of grades and Diplomas that affirms student achievement. For 52 years, IB scores and Diplomas have been awarded to students unable to sit for exams because of war, disease, famine, and natural disasters. We have been fortunate in that only now are we, too, being affected.
New information about the process of awarding grades and Diplomas will be released to coordinators by 27 March. As soon as I get it, I will post it here and send Remind texts to let you know about the update.
For years, Richmond Academy IB students have challenged themselves by taking the most rigorous course of study available to them; they have sacrificed, and they have postponed gratification with the promise that it would be worth it. That hard work pays off in more than just exam scores. Our students become IB learners - they demonstrate qualities that make them stronger people.
I know many students are very concerned about earning college credit for their work - the IB is working with universities around the world to assure that student achievement is recognized as it always has been.
To that end, it is VERY IMPORTANT that students continue to do their best on the INTERNAL ASSESSMENTS they are still working on. They will still be submitted, graded, and moderated. Updated deadlines for our students will be coming out soon.
I hope you and your family are doing well - we will all come through this together, and stronger!
On, on ARC!
Please read this information about applying to the Georgia School Board Association's Youth Advisory Council for 2020-21.
Must be in class of 2022 or 2023.
From Georgia School Board Association: Applications are now open for the 2020 GSBA Youth Advisory Council. GSBA Youth Advisory Council members (YAC) will have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and contribute to their community by affecting positive change for students across Georgia. Not only will these discussions impact the lives of other students, but it will also provide valuable knowledge for public education leaders throughout the state. Topics that the students will be exploring include: School Climate and Safety, Social and Emotional Needs of Today’s Students, College and Career Opportunities, Public Speaking, and Much More. Applications are due by February 21, 2020. Click here for more information and an application: http://gsba.com/yac.
Requirements for Consideration:
- Sophomore or Junior in the 2020-2021 school year
- Attend a public school in the state of Georgia
- Must commit to attending all YAC meetings – two in-person and 4 video conferences
- Must complete the full application process – electronic application (1st round) and video submission (2nd round)
- Be open-minded and willing to work with peers
Click here for: Police Camp Information
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous college preparatorycourse of study for highly motivated high school students. The program features a comprehensivecurriculum that contains both breadth and depth in its focus. The IB program of studies providesstudents of various linguistic, cultural and educational backgrounds with the intellectual, social,critical thinking skills, and perspective necessary for the adult world.
IB Applications are closed until November 2019
Important IB Programme Dates: Click HERE!
Shadowing Request Link: Click HERE to request a shadowing visit!Academy of Richmond County is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Academy of Richmond County believes is important for our students. *Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org