IB Info Night Jan. 12 at Wooster High

IB Info Night Jan. 12 at Wooster High

Wooster High juniors Grace Grey, left, Lanie Meyer and Lucia Perfetti listen to instruction from International Baccalaureate biology teacher Melanie Vinion. IB is a two-year program offering juniors and seniors from Ashland, Holmes and Wayne counties a college-prep curriculum, and an information night will be held Jan. 12 at Wooster High School.


Are you up for an academic challenge? Do you want to position yourself to be attractive to colleges? Are you interested in being around other intellectually curious students? Would you like to earn college credit for classes you take in high school?

If so, the IB program might be for you. Tri-County International Academy’s International Baccalaureate program is a two-year program that offers juniors and seniors a challenging college-prep curriculum. An IB education provides a competitive advantage with the college application process and preparation for collegiate-level classes. College-bound sophomores in Ashland, Holmes and Wayne counties are eligible for enrollment for their junior and senior years.

IB will host an IB Info Night on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. in the large group instruction room of Wooster High School. Learn more about the program and hear from students, parents and college representatives about the benefits of the IB program.

TCIA students have positive things to say about their choice to enroll in the IB program.

"IB has been a great stepping stone as I prepare to further my education at college," current Wooster High senior Sophia Mathur said. "Learning vital skills like time management while taking rigorous college-level courses, with the comfort of my familial support system at home, has made me confident that I will be able to handle college classes while navigating many other new experiences on my own.”

“I have truly enjoyed my time in the IB program, and I definitely do not regret my decision to join," WHS senior Emma Chelf said. "In years such as last, the support and the education itself that I received was unmatched, and I am grateful for that. I have made friends in the program that I would not have made without it, and I have gotten an education that I also would not have received. Additionally, I think that the program has taught me more than just academics, but about how to be a more worldly and open-minded person. That will benefit me in my future.”

Recent Smithville graduate Kiley Young said IB prepped her for her first year at Drury University. “IB gave me an idea of the workload that would come with college," she said. "I believe IB has helped me transition into college, and I don't regret my decision to go through the program. I met some great people in the IB program, and I was glad to be introduced to like-minded individuals. The mix of different cultures provided me with a new perspective that I have brought with me into college.”

“IB prepared me for college in many ways," said Laura Slabaugh, a 2020 Ashland grad studying at Ohio State. "The lab experience, paper writing and tests have all helped me significantly. The tests and internal assessments taught me how to study properly, and the assessments are similar to the ones in college. I met a few of my closest friends in IB, and I plan to graduate a year early due to the credits I earned through IB.”

College-bound students grades 7-10 and their families are invited to attend the IB Info Night to find out more about the program. Interested sophomores are encouraged to sign up to spend a day with students in the IB program after the IB Info Night.

For more information call or email Victoria Birk, the IB program coordinator, at 330-345-4000 ext. 3224 or tesc_vbirk@tccsa.net.

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